Firefighters Perform Water Rescue Near Holland Tract After Boat Crashes into Levee

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At 12:37 pm Friday, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District and the California Highway Patrol responded to a report of a boat crash in the 7000 block of Holland Tract Road in the Town of Knightsen.

According to the District, a boat crashed into rocks on the delta levee and trapped a female patient in the boat.

The incident required air support from Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office to help locate the victims as well as REACH medical helicopter along with fire boat 81 (CONFIRE) to the scene.

When the Sheriffs helicopter arrived on scene, they lowered a medic down to the boater.

By 1:22 pm, the patient was extricated according to the Battalion Chief on scene.

By 1:32 pm, one patient was being airlifted to a local hospital by REACH.