Calif. paramedic rescues brother on snowy pass
Paramedic saved the life of his 34-year-old brother from a snowmobile accident and a freezing death in deep snow
By Glenn Kahl
The Manteca Bulletin
MANTECA, Calif. — Manteca District Ambulance paramedic Troy Hawkins, 30, had a premonition – one he acted on – that saved the life of his 34-year-old brother Travis from a snowmobile accident and a freezing death in deep snow.
Hawkins had planned to go snowmobiling with his brother's family about 10 days ago and spend the weekend together in a cabin at the Dardanelle’s area near Sonora Pass. Working as a paramedic in Manteca and a firefighter in the Bay Area, he had gone without rest answering call after call.
Being sleep deprived, he was feeling the effects and believed he was probably coming down with the flu as well. He said he had made the decision that he was going to forget the family trip opting to go home and sleep it.
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