Fire Department rescuers summoned a CHP helicopter and numerous other emergency responders to bring down an injured hiker from Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo on Sunday afternoon.
About 3 p.m., the San Luis Obispo Fire Department responded with two fire engines and a battalion chief, and County/Cal Fire sent a fire engine, along with a hand crew and battalion chief to rescue the hiker, according to a San Luis Obispo Fire Department press release.
The hiker was a man in his 50s who broke his ankle, according to radio dispatches from medics at the scene.
The San Luis Obispo Fire Department would not disclose the hiker’s name.
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Because of the hiker’s location, the Fire Department summoned the CHP helicopter.
Fire crews hiked to the top of Bishop Peak, where San Luis Obispo Fire Department paramedics and CHP officers treated the hiker and packaged him to be brought down by helicopter, according to the press release.
The helicopter brought him down to the base of the peak near Foothill Boulevard, where officials said San Luis Ambulance took him to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo.