EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) – A woman injured in a remote area of El Dorado County was rescued by a California Highway Patrol helicopter, authorities say.

The incident happened Monday evening. According to CHP’s Valley Division Air Operations, the person was near the south fork of the American River.

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A Cal Fire crew was able to hike down a steep hillside and give her some first aid, but the woman had suffered a “significant” ankle injury. So, CHP helicopter H-20 was called to the scene and hoisted her up.

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She later transferred to an ambulance waiting on the hillside.


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