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Hiker falls 15 feet off cliff near top of Bishop Peak

Emergency crews responded to a report of an injured hiker at the top of Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
Emergency crews responded to a report of an injured hiker at the top of Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

A teenage hiker suffered a head injury after falling approximately 15 feet off a cliff near the top of Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday afternoon.

About 2:30 p.m., authorities received a report of a hiker, believed to be a 17- or 18-year-old woman, who was injured in a fall near the summit of the popular hiking trail.

By 4 p.m., she was rescued and taken by helicopter to a local hospital, according to Cal Fire.

A Cal Fire spokesperson said the girl was alert and talking when crews extracted her from the trail.

The San Luis Obispo Fire Department, Cal Fire, a San Luis Obispo ambulance and a Santa Barbara County helicopter assisted in the rescue, Cal Fire said.

“She was in moderate distress with some lacerations, some injuries to her face and head,” San Luis Obispo Fire Department Battalion Chief Ray Hais told KSBY.

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