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YoYo Ride Collapse Injures 18 At Calaveras County Fair

Angels Camp, CA — 18 young people were injured when the YoYo ride collapsed shortly after six o´clock this evening at the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee.

Sheriff Dennis Downum says the three critically injured were life-flighted to three hospitals: Doctors Medical Center and Memorial North in Modesto and the U.C. Davis Medical Center. The first call to emergency responders was recorded at 6:11pm.

Sgt. Rachel Whiting is manning a command station at Frogtown. That number, only to be used with great discretion, is (209) 736-6973

Here are some additional phone numbers. We caution you only to call if you think a family member might have been involved. The number for the E.R. at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto is (209) 576-3609. The number for Memorial North in Modesto is (209) 526-4500. The number for U.C. Davis Medical Center is (916) 734-2011. Mark Twain-St. Joseph’s Hospital’s number is (209) 754-3521 and the number at Sonora Regional Medical Center is (209) 532-5000.

OSHA inspectors have been summoned to determine the cause of the collapse.

Written by Bill Johnson