Category Archives: Search/Rescue/Recovery

search and rescue

ACCIDENTS CONTINUE TO RISE

Speeding, distracted driving and not abiding by traffic signs have caused an increase in MVAs throughout the country. The main locations have been along the Panamerican, Troncal del Norte, and the Gold highways within and outside San Salvador.

At 6am today a bus collided with a semi truck on the Quetzaltepeque highway north of San Salvador. This resulted in 7 injured patients  who were transported to the nearby hospitals.

Bus collision at 5:45 am.

Along the Alameda Juan Pablo II and la 20ª. Avenida Norte a motorcyclist hit a geriatric female who was stabilized in scene then transported.

CDS Apopa also dispatched a team to attend to another bus accident that crashed at high speed resulting in various injured and thankfully no DOAs. All patients were stable and transported to higher level of care .

At Cantón Zapotitán, caserío El Güineo, in El Congo, a driver of a Agriculture government vehicle lost control going over the edge of the highway .  Three occupants were supported with basic life support.

Socorristas de Comandos de Salvamento atienen a víctimas del accidente en Zapotitán.
Patients supported on scene at Troncal del Norte.

TRAGEDY IN NEJAPA/RECOVERY IN PROCESS

Landslide in Nejapa. A Mass Casualty Incident.

Since this last Thursday night, more than 100 of our volunteers have been currently recovering victims from a landslide that covered homes in Nejapa north of San Salvador in the  neighborhoods of Los Angelitos 1 and 2 . 9 bodies have so far been recovered  of around 30 that are missing.  We are working side by side with family members, Red Cross, National Firefighters in coordination with the National Response Emergency System .

Families affected have been sheltered in the polideportivo and also local churches .  Donations acquired by CDS are being coordinated by our staff in order to bring clothes, food, and disposable diapers for babies.

Comandos will continue over the next days to continue searching for the missing.

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DOA UPON IMPACT WITH TREE

CDS first responders battled for several minutes to try to save the life of a young driver who apparently lost control of his car and crashed into a tree located on the edge of the Pan-American Highway, at the height from El Congo.

For several minutes the victim remained trapped between the twisted iron of the car, however, upon the arrival of the rescuers, the vital signs of the person were very weak, despite the effort made to free him, the young man lost the battle.

Our Extrication team concluded their work and minutes later the body of the young driver was released and handed over to the police authorities for recognition by forensics

FEMAL FALLS 50 METERS

Comandos de Salvamento helps rescue the injured patient.

Comandos de Salvamento’s High Angle rescue team helped rescue a female near la zona del Ingenio El Ángel de Apopa after she had lost her balance on an iron bridge and fell. CDS collaborated with the Red Cross in offering the patient not only first aid, but emotional support due to injuries sustained.

The rescue took approximately 40 minutes to help 48yo Marisol Santos Fuentes Reyes, who suffered a compound leg fracture. The patient was secured and transported to higher level of care at Rosales Hospital.

MCI MVA with 2 DOA

CDS responded to an Mass Casualty Incident MVA that involved a bus and a car along KM 28 along the Pan-american Highway where a female and minor were DOA and others with multiple injuries. The incident took place near Santa Cruz Michapa in  Cuscatlán.

CDS did what they could to secure, triage and securely package the injured and supported forensics in identifying the deceased.

Attending to multiple patients.