In the Tuesday edition of the Roundup there was an article about a woman who suffered significant injuries after falling from a horse. As one of the Tonto Rim Search and Rescue volunteers at the scene, I want to comment on the outstanding response by our local professional emergency responders and medical personnel.
When I arrived, there already were Payson Police, Payson Fire, Hellsgate Fire, EMS ambulance and possibly others I did not identify were working to provide emergency assistance to the injured woman. These many emergency responders did the lion’s share of the work while we in search and rescue provided assistance, primarily for equipment and subject transport.
Native Air was already waiting with their medical transport helicopter landed at the end of Granite Dells Road when the woman was transported out of the wooded trail. If my own family or loved one needed emergency medical assistance, I cannot imagine a better response than what was demonstrated by our local professional responders last Sunday.