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Rescued before Possibly Drowning

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42yo German Israel Escobar was rescued by Comandos de Salvamento on August 30th 2011, when the Acelhuate river flooded due to torrential rains over the last few days. Germán was in the process of collecting recyclable garbage to sell. He was able to hold on to some branches and bricks until a High Angle rescue team from the main base was called for assistance.  The patient was transported to the clinic of the main base to monitor vitals and assure stability. He was then transported home. Some CDS members on scene included Edgar Jhonny Ramos and Executive Director Roberto Cruz.

Extrication in Santa Marta

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Comandos de Salvamento from the Central Base extricated 22yo Julio Antonio Flores from a route 48 microbus/plates MB 2518  that he was driving in the neighborhood of Santa Marta in Southeastern San Salvador. Flores presented with lower extremity injuries when he crashed into car/plates C-96-666 at 6:30 am that was driven by 25yo Elsy Lisette Castro. Both were transported to National Hospital Rosales. Fotos: CDS.