UPDATE: Hemet man life-flighted with critical knife wounds to neck

UPDATED: Tuesday, Mar. 5, 8:30 p.m., With update from family and friends.

HEMET — A man was life-flighted to a trauma center after suffering life-threatening knife wounds earlier today, Tuesday, Mar. 5.

Initial reports indicated the victim sustained a knife injury to his wrist, but paramedics discovered the victim had been stabbed and slashed in the neck.

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City of Hemet Police and Fire Departments, along with AMR and other emergency personnel, were dispatched to the area of N. San Jacinto St. shortly before 9 a.m., after receiving reports of a man who was bleeding heavily along the side of a building. A 911 caller reported the victim had possibly been stabbed.

First arriving officers confirmed the victim – who was seriously injured and not able to provide officers trying to investigate the incident with any information – sustained serious injuries to his neck and throat. Based on the severity of the victim’s injuries, paramedics immediately requested an air ambulance to the scene.

After paramedics stabilized the grievously injured victim, they rushed him to Hemet Valley Hospital where a Mercy Air Ambulance landed about 15 minutes later. The victim was then life-flighted to Riverside University Health System in Moreno Valley for further treatment.

The man’s family and friends later identified the victim as Darnell Mora, of San Jacinto. They say he is currently listed in critical condition but that his condition is slowly improving.

Hemet PD has not yet released any information regarding their investigation, which is active and ongoing.

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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 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.

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