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Driver escapes serious injury in Perkinsville Road crash

VVN/Vyto Starinskas

VVN/Vyto Starinskas

Rope rescue by Verde Valley rescue team

The male driver of this vehicle that went down 40-yard cliff on Perkinsville Road outside of Jerome on Wednesday morning was alert and even talking with rescue workers after a rope rescue by the Jerome Fire Department..The Cottonwood Fire Department, Verde Valley ambulance, the Verde Valley Fire District, Jerome Police and the Yavapai County Sheriffs Department assisted Jerome Fire Chief Rusty Blair in the rescue. Blair said the rattlesnake nest they ran into made the rescue more interesting. VVN/Vyto Starinskas.

Posted by Verde Independent on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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An unidentified man whose vehicle went down a 40-yard cliff off Perkinsville Road about four miles from Jerome Wednesday morning was alert and even talking with rescue workers after a rope rescue by the Jerome Fire Department. Verde Valley Ambulance, Verde Valley Fire District, Cottonwood Fire Department, and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the rescue operation. Jerome Fire Chief Rusty Blair emphasized his department practices rope-rescue operations with the Jerome Police Department every fourth Saturday of the month.The Jerome Fire Department, made up mostly of volunteers, put their skills to good use Wednesday bringing the injured motorist up a steep cliff of rocks and thick brush. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

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