California Highway Patrol Hoist Hiker to Safety After 30-foot Fall

April 16, 2018 4:45 pm Last Updated: April 16, 2018 4:45 pm

The California Highway Patrol pulled off a rescue of a hiker after the hiker had fallen 30 feet.

The patrol’s Valley Division Air Operations posted a video of the rescue, which took place in Kyburz after a 52-year-old Napa resident fell approximately 30 feet while rock climbing.

First, personnel with the El Dorado County Fire Protection District and CAL FIRE treated the man and prepared him for extraction.

Then the patrol’s helicopter and personnel executed a hoist rescue.

The victim was airlifted to Barton Health for treatment of “major injuries.”

“We greatly appreciate the teamwork between multiple agencies to expedite the transport of injured people to the appropriate care centers,” the patrol stated.

Credit:  CHP—Valley Division Air Operations via Storyful