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December 9, 2023
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EMS dispatched downtown Los Gatos to assist with Christmas Eve medical emergency

First responders headed to the intersection of Santa Cruz Avenue and Main Street in Los Gatos just after noon on Christmas Eve to render aid to someone experiencing a health crisis, authorities said.

Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department officers got the call at 12:33pm, police confirmed.

Getting the gurney. (Photo by Roger Sanford / Los Gatan)

According to a Los Gatos police official, authorities realized the situation was a medical emergency, and so Santa Clara County Emergency Medical Services took over from there.

Santa Cruz Avenue and Main Street intersection. (Photo by Roger Sanford / Los Gatan)

A Los Gatan photographer at the scene captured images of a Santa Clara County Fire Department truck in the middle of the intersection, while Los Gatos police controlled the flow of traffic and paramedics evaluated a patient.

Police and fire dispatchers declined to immediately provide any additional information about the incident.

Drew Penner
Drew Penner
Drew Penner is an award-winning Canadian journalist whose reporting has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Good Times Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times, Scotts Valley Press Banner, San Diego Union-Tribune, KCRW and the Vancouver Sun. Please send your Los Gatos and Santa Cruz County news tips to [email protected].


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