News Update!!: Needles, CA: Good samaritan saves a man along Needles Highway.
ZachNews has received new information regarding the earlier breaking news regarding the dead man found along Needles highway.
Just before 11:30am PT on Sunday, February 16th, 2014, calls were coming into 911 of drivers seeing a man dead on the Needles highway between River Road and Aha Macau Parkway in Needles, California.
The California Highway Patrol out of Barstow, California was also received a call of a man on the highway and the emergency dispatcher alerted San Bernadino County Fire Department who rushed from Downtown Needles, California to the call along Needles Highway in Needles, California.
But as San Bernadino County Fire Department rushed to that incident, another call came into emergency dispatch reporting that the dead man was inside a white vehicle at The Palm River Resort located at 4170 Needles Highway in Needles, California.
So ZachNews ran to the located of this reported dead body to get more information which was getting more confusing, even for the emergency dispatcher informing the first responders.
But as ZachNews arrived to the location at The Palm River Resort, the incident and the news story turned, but for the good as the man, reported to be dead, was alive thanks to a good samaritan driving along Needles Highway.
According to Mike Cummins, store employee at The Palm River Resort located along Needles Highway, at around 11:30am PT, a man in a white GMC pickup truck with extra cab brought a man, described as a white man in his 60’s, 5’5, and 125 pounce, to The Palm River Resort after finding the man 7 miles north on Needles Highway as he was driving southbound heading into Needles, California on the ground suffering from heat exhaustion.
According to Mike Cummins, the good samaritan, described as a white male between 20 and 25 years old, and driving a white GMC pickup truck, brought the man to The Palm River Resort which Mike Cummins contacted 911.
San Bernadino County Fire Department rushed to the new incident call and began to treat the man, but the man refused treatment and after drinking some water, the good samaritan took the man to his destination point.
Mike Cummins did not have a name of this good samaritan, but says that it was a good thing somebody was looking out for this man.
A warning to all people out in the heat, make sure you are prepared and stay hydrated.
May we all give a big thank you to the Good Samaritan who helped this man and caring for others in his community.