By Matthew Adkins
The silhouette of a helicopter in the sky grew larger as it approaches NorthBay Medical Center Thursday in Fairfield.
As it touched down in the landing zone outside of the emergency room, a team of people moved forward with a gurney ready to receive a patient.
Josh McClendon, 17, a senior at Jesse Bethel High School, was rushed from the helicopter into a staging room where beds and devices had already been prepared. Gruesome gashes sustained only a few minutes earlier during a car crash uncontrollably leaked blood from his forehead and arm.