DISCOVERY BAY (BCN) – A helicopter took a 56-year-old man with major trauma Sunday night to a hospital from the eastern edge of Contra Costa County.

Emergency crews from the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to an 8:02 p.m. report of a man falling about 20 feet from a palm tree onto a concrete driveway in the 5300 block of River Point in Discovery Bay, a planned community in an unincorporated area along the eastern border of the county just north of State Route 4.

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Responders found a man with major trauma and started providing care before moving him a nearby soccer field, where a medical helicopter arrived to transport him to a hospital.

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The cause of the incident is under investigation by the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District.

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