CHP officer seriously injured after hit by helicopter blades

A 40 year-old California Highway Patrol officer suffered life-threatening injuries earlier this week after he was hit in the head by a helicopter’s rotor blades during a mountain rescue. The officer was responding to a call about an injured hiker when the accident occurred.

According to the Daily Mail, the injured man is a ten-year veteran of the CHP and is a trained paramedic and flight officer. He is still in the hospital with a shattered skull.

CHP officials say the injured hiker and the nearby youth group that called for help were vital in saving the officer’s life. They helped secure him into the helicopter, hold IV bags, and apply pressure on the injury.

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