Paramedics transfer patient to nearby hospital for medical emergency


A patient in Castaic was transported via helicopter to a nearby hospital for a medical emergency, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials.  

Fire Department dispatcher Robert Diaz said they received a call for help at approximately 6:53 p.m. for a medical emergency on the 30000 block of Cartagena Place in Castaic. Diaz was unable to give specific details regarding the medical emergency, however, radio traffic described a possible pediatric drowning as the cause of the emergency.  

Diaz confirmed the Fire Department dispatched a helicopter. The helicopter landed at Castaic Middle School and paramedics transferred the patient to a nearby hospital.  

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to the incident and escorted the patient to the helicopter, according to Natalie Arriaga, deputy and spokeswoman for the station.  

Deputies on the scene could not confirm the exact age of the patient, but believe the child was just under 2 years old, Arriaga added.  

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