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Injured hiker airlifted by helicopter from Bishop Peak

Watch first responders rescue hiker from Bishop Peak

A CHP helicopter airlifted an injured hiker from Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo on Sunday and took him to the hospital. Watch as rescuers hoist the man into the helicopter.
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A CHP helicopter airlifted an injured hiker from Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo on Sunday and took him to the hospital. Watch as rescuers hoist the man into the helicopter.

An injured hiker was rescued from Bishop Peak on Sunday morning.

At about 9:10 a.m., a 30-year-old man tripped and fell while he was hiking down the Bishop Peak Trail, according to San Luis Obispo City Fire Department Battalion Chief Ray Hais.

The man severely dislocated his shoulder and was in too much pain to make it down on his own, Hais said. He was about halfway up the mountain at the time.

Paramedics hiked to the man, and based on his injuries and responders’ timeline for getting him off the mountain quickly, authorities decided to airlift him, Hais said.

A CHP helicopter airlifted an injured hiker from Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo on Sunday, September 8, 2019. The hiker had severely dislocated his shoulder and couldn't get down on his own, officials said.

The man was airlifted by the CHP’s helicopter at approximately 10:20 a.m., Hais said. He was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo for treatment.

Hais added that the SLO City Fire Department was in unified command with Cal Fire and the CHP during the rescue.

In June, a 19-year-old woman was airlifted from Bishop Peak after she fell 50 feet from the top of the peak.

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Gabby Ferreira is a breaking news and general assignment reporter at The Tribune in San Luis Obispo. A native of Houston, Texas, she was a reporter in Tucson, Arizona; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Palm Springs, California, before moving to San Luis Obispo County in 2016.
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