The Comandos de Salvamento High Angle Rescue Unit and the Bomberos Nacionales were able to rescue a patient who fell in the Alcelhuate River after he fell walking along the Venezuela Blvd near the La Vega neighbor hood in San Salvador.
29yo Ricardo Gálvez fell 45 meters and suffered numerous injuries as a result. He was immediately secured and transported to the Social Security Hospital.
57yo Rigoberto Mollina Rugamas was rescued by the Comandos de Salvamento High Angle SAR team after falling down a steep bank in Cuscatancingo. The rescue was challenging with the litter due to the length of rope needed. The steep bank was over 100 meters in length. Due to various injuries to his upper extremities and thorax, the patient was immediately packaged and transported to higher level of care.