Unconscious man airlifted

ICSOFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – (Inyo County Sheriff Press Release)

This morning at approximately 7:00am, a male subject was discovered unconscious behind the Village Café in Bishop by an employee of the Café.  The victim was airlifted to Renown Hospital in Reno, NV. According to investigations the victim is believed to be a transient.  At this point the victim’s name is being withheld due to the ongoing investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the victim’s condition.

If anyone has any information linked to this case they are asked to call 760-878-0383.

 

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badfinger
badfinger
7 years ago

This is what happens to transients in Bishop courtesy of the Good OL Boys 🙂

Seriously?
Seriously?
7 years ago
Reply to  badfinger

What on earth are you talking about?

Pedro
Pedro
7 years ago

Hope he pulls through. Makes me wonder if this could have been prevented by shelter and services Inyo is debating. Airlifts are expensive.

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago
Reply to  Pedro

Airlifts can cost most people a years wage up here. I heard there’s a insurance that really pays the cost. Anybody know who it is?

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Those kinds of policies are primarily for people who travel abroad and want to be able to return to the US for medical care in the event of a medical emergency, accident or major injury suffered abroad. An example would be when my cousin and her husband were assaulted by thieves in Santiago Chile and my cousin broke her hip. They were on a cruise, so returning to the ship was out of the question, and lingering in a Chilean hospital out of the question. She needed to return home to Canada for treatment and recuperation. Ergo, the insurance.

Raven
Raven
7 years ago

Some health plans cover domestic air ambulance, but just the copayment could break the bank. Don’t know about local options, but homer smith link gives similar situation to here.

http://www.homersmith.com/2013/12/14/air-ambulance-insurance/
http://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/11021.pdf

trouble
trouble
7 years ago
Reply to  Raven

Thank you Raven and Desert Tortoise.

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
7 years ago
Reply to  Raven

Three thumbs down for my explanation. Sigh.