Air ambulance requested, then cancelled, after elderly Burney woman suffers medical emergency

BURNEY — An air ambulance was requested but then later cancelled after an elderly Burney resident reportedly suffered a medical emergency this afternoon, Monday, Nov. 12.


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Emergency personnel were dispatched to a private residence on Marquette St. in Burney, between Huron and Bailey avenues, around 1:20 p.m., after receiving reports of a woman who had possibly suffered a stroke.

Official radio traffic indicated that when medical personnel arrived at the scene they determined the victim required immediate medical intervention and requested a Reach Air Ambulance respond to the area to airlift the victim to an area hospital.

At around 2 p.m., SHASCOM dispatchers updated that Reach was not available but that a PHI air ambulance had been dispatched and was headed to the area with an eighteen-minute ETA.

Although officials had originally requested the helicopter land at the Burney Mountain Sheriff’s Station to airlift the victim, they later cancelled the air ambulance’s response. Officials did not specify why the air ambulance was cancelled but updated around 2:20 p.m. that they were transporting the victim by ground ambulance to Shasta Regional Medical Center.

As of this report, the victim’s current medical condition was unknown.

This is a developing story that will be updated as new information is available.


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Trevor Montgomery, 47, moved last year to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle, and Anza Valley Outlook; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 14 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.

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