Vehicle over the side near Gorda

10:15 – UPDATED CHP DISPATCH

15 AM 17 [38] PER MONTCOM 800 FEET OF FOG / PER S7 ADVISE S7 WHAT WE HAVE / CAN THEY DO AN AERIAL SWEEP
10:03 AM 16 [34] [Notification] [CHP]-PER STATE PARKS / THEY HAVE 2 OFCRS 97 / VEH VIS FRM HWY / UNK OCCPTS / REQ SO CORONER / CONFIRMED BY USFS 2 1144 ON THE BEACH
10:03 AM 15 [33] PER MONTYCOM / BIG SUR FIRE RESPONDING / ALREADY 1097 / K-CAR ALREADY CALLED / CALLING OUT SandR FOR BODY RECOVERY / VEH 200 FEET DOWN / FOREST SERVICE IS HIKING DOWN / ALL RESPONDING PERSONNEL ARE WALKING DOWN BEACH ACCESS RD / REQ 1013 / WILL RECALL
9:58 AM 14 [32] PER S7 CALL BIG SUR OR PALO COLORADO FIRE BRIDGRADE / ARE THEY ENRT AND HOW LONG TO ARRIVE
9:51 AM 13 [27] PER 27-S7 / WHEN 22M IS 1097 / GET 1013 WEATHER / THEN CALL FOR AIR AND SEE IF THEY CAN SWEEP AREA TO CK FOR ANY OCCS F/VEH
9:51 AM 12 [26] LPCC CAN SEE THE VEH AND IT APPEARS 1124
9:50 AM 11 [25] CK W/LPCC AND SEE IF THEY CAN GO DOWN ACCESS RD AND/OR MAKE CONTACT W/RP SEE LN 12-14
9:50 AM 10 [24] 1036 LPCC TO INQ HOW THEY DETERMINED VEH IS 1124 / LPCC WILL INQ W/UNIT AND CBK
9:43 AM 9 [23] [Notification] [CHP]-LPCC / HAS UNIT 97 / VAN 600 FT DOWN / APPEARS 1124 / INQ IF CHP HAS 1185
9:24 AM 8 [21] 1039 AIR OPS -H70 108 AT 1000 HRS
9:06 AM 7 [16] LISTEN TO CALL AGAIN – PER EZAR BTWN LOS BURROS AND WILLOW CREEK RD
9:02 AM 6 [14] IN THE PKLOT WHERE VEH WENT OFF RDWY
9:02 AM 5 [12] RP WILL BE HEADING BACK WILL BE 1023’G ON RHS
9:01 AM 4 [11] VEH IS ON THE BEACH ITSELF
9:01 AM 3 [10] VEH IS APPROX 250-300 FT OFF THE CLIFF
9:00 AM 2 [6] RP PRIOR BIG SUR FIRE VOLUNTEER
9:00 AM 1 [4] PER ANOTHER RP WHI VEH OVER CLIFF

Below is from the CHP website. Problem is, Los Burros and Willow Creek Rd are one and the same, and the RP, a former BSVFB member, would know this, so somehow, dispatch got this one confused.

Here is the LPF WildCAD and then the CHP:

07/28/2018 09:14 LPF-2068
New Traffic Collision willow creek hwy 1 . E17LPF PAT17LPF Q .
9:24 AM 8 [21] 1039 AIR OPS -H70 108 AT 1000 HRS
9:06 AM 7 [16] LISTEN TO CALL AGAIN – PER EZAR BTWN LOS BURROS AND WILLOW CREEK RD
9:02 AM 6 [14] IN THE PKLOT WHERE VEH WENT OFF RDWY
9:02 AM 5 [12] RP WILL BE HEADING BACK WILL BE 1023’G ON RHS
9:01 AM 4 [11] VEH IS ON THE BEACH ITSELF
9:01 AM 3 [10] VEH IS APPROX 250-300 FT OFF THE CLIFF
9:00 AM 2 [6] RP PRIOR BIG SUR FIRE VOLUNTEER
9:00 AM 1 [4] PER ANOTHER RP WHI VEH OVER CLIFF

 

~ by bigsurkate on July 28, 2018.

5 Responses to “Vehicle over the side near Gorda”

  1. They are not one in the same. Willow Creek and about 1/4 mile south of Los Burros. The vehicle probably went off the road above where the locals tie off their fishing boats.

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  2. Agreed, Willow Creek is not Los Burros, but Willow Creek RD and Los Burros RD are the same. Willow Creek, the parking lot above the creek is something else. This dispatch is not a model of clarity.

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  3. The dispatcher (actually, the call-taker) types in what the caller tells them. And callers aren’t exactly always coherent when on the phone during an emergency. Also, you’re talking about a remote area 2-1/2 hours from the comm center. I don’t know who is on the phones, but it’s possible they’ve never even been to this location. It’s not reasonable to expect the call taker to know every inch of Monterey, King City, Hollister-Gilroy and Santa Cruz Areas. When the call was dispatched, I’m certain the responding units knew where they were going.

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  4. I agree. My grand daughter is a 911 dispatcher. It is not an easy job, and it is easy to make mistakes. I happen to know the person reporting, and he was born and raised here, graduated PV School. Surfed this entire area, and was a volunteer FF like his father before him. I have known him since childhood. He is not one for hysteria. He made sure he went back to the site so that whoever showed up, if they were unfamiliar with the area, could find it. I am not now, nor was I disparaging the dispatcher or call-taker, at all, Ben. I know it is hard to know where things are down here. We all do who live here. We know that whoever is on the other end of that phone may well have never been here.

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  5. Per CW14/KIONTV: driver died on impact–my observations of that side of the road- no! Guard rails or deflectors.

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