Saturday, June 07, 2008

Visually impaired man and his son were rescued!

A visually impaired father and his 13-year-old son fishing near Highway 58 and Lokern Road were rescued by helicopter late Sunday night when they became lost.

The two were fishing in the area when they became lost at about 11:30 p.m., and were unable to direct Kern County Sheriff’s officials to their location, according to Sheriff's Department reports. A helicopter responded, and using night vision goggles, found the two about one mile north of Lokern Road. They were in an area that was inaccessible by vehicle.

The aircrew landed close to the two and flew them separately to the road where deputies and family awaited. The rescue caused a closure of the road for about 20 minutes.


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