Found lost, confused, and laying along side of road, elderly man returned home

MONTGOMERY CREEK — An elderly man who was found laying along the side of a rural mountain road in Montgomery Creek was returned home this afternoon after he got a clean bill of health and ride home from medics who evaluated him.

Official radio traffic indicated the ambulance crew determined the man was lost and confused but otherwise uninjured. The helpful crew was quickly able to figure out where the man lived and drove him to his home.

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Deputies and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the 29000 block of Fenders Ferry Rd. around 2:20 p.m., after receiving reports of a man down in the area. Radio traffic indicated the 911 caller reported seeing an “unresponsive” elderly man laying along the north side of the road, about two miles from SR-299E.

Just minutes later, while deputies were responding to the scene, an ambulance crew that was already in the area arrived and located the man. After checking the gentleman for injuries the ambulance crew updated SHASCOM the man had wandered away from his home and laid down on the side of the road after becoming disoriented and lost.

Radio traffic around 2:35 p.m. indicated the crew was able to locate the man’s residence, where they returned him to his family without incident.

 

Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.

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