PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — A hiker who fell near the Lake Clementine dam was rescued by a California Highway Patrol helicopter on Sunday.
The incident happened Sunday afternoon. Exactly what led up to the hiker being hurt is unclear, but CHP says the person suffered a long fall.READ MORE: Construction Concerns Hit Businesses Along Highway 99
As seen in the video taken by CHP Valley Division Air Operations, the person ended up on a rocky part down from the popular outlook area where hikers often take in a view of the Lake Clementine dam.
Due to the rocky terrain, a paramedic was lowered down from helicopter H-20 and the injured hiker was hoisted up.READ MORE: 'Simply Just Another Bump In The Road': Future Sacramento Firefighter Tells Inspirational Story From Chemo To Cadet
The hiker was then transferred to an ambulance and was taken to the hospital.
CHP has not commented on the hiker’s current condition.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Highway 99 Closure Now In Place: How To Get Around It
Watch video of the rescue from the point-of-view of the medic above.