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April 9, 2014
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Boy helps rescue father after snowmobile wreck

A 9-year-old boy came to his father’s rescue after a snowmobile accident at Blue Lakes on Sunday afternoon.

The victim, John Taylor, 54, of South Lake Tahoe, was riding a snowmobile when he lost control and collided with a tree.

His left leg was hooked by the machine, breaking his left femur, and trapping him with the snowmobile, according to the California Highway Patrol.

His son helped free his father from the snowmobile, but Taylor’s leg wouldn’t take his weight. Taylor sent his son for help on the other snowmobile.

The boy rode to Highway 88 and Blue Lakes Road where he contacted a Lake Tahoe Adventures employee, who reported the accident on a radio. The boy was able to lead rescuers to his father, who was then taken for treatment.

The Alpine County Sheriff’s Office, Alpine volunteer firefighters and Lake Valley Fire Department worked with CHP to rescue Taylor.

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The Record Courier Updated Apr 10, 2014 05:05PM Published Apr 9, 2014 12:46PM Copyright 2014 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.