A hiker who was critically injured Thursday night after falling near the top of Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo was transferred to Stanford Hospital for treatment.
The 18-year-old man was injured about 5:30 p.m. after falling 25 to 30 feet near the top of the mountain, according to Cal Fire.
Eventually, a Santa Barbara County Fire Department helicopter was used to lift the man off the mountain, according to Cal Fire.
The man was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo to be stabilized, hospital spokesman Ron Yukelson said. The man was then taken to Stanford in a fixed-wing plane for further treatment, Yukelson said. The man was in critical condition at the time of his transfer.
Officials on Friday declined to release the man’s name, citing medical privacy concerns.
Lisa Kim, a Stanford Health Care media relations specialist, said she could not provide information about the man without his name.
Tribune staff writers Mark Powell, Lindsey Holden and Matt Fountain contributed to this story.