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.
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.
The hiker was then transferred to an ambulance and was taken to the hospital.
CHP has not commented on the hiker’s current condition.
Watch video of the rescue from the point-of-view of the medic above.