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Injured hiker rescued near top of Bishop Peak

San Luis Obispo Fire and Cal Fire emergency responders rescue an injured hiker on Bishop Peak
San Luis Obispo Fire and Cal Fire emergency responders rescue an injured hiker on Bishop Peak

A hiker was rescued late Friday morning near the top of the Bishop Peak trail after she injured her ankle and couldn’t make her way back down.

Responders from the San Luis Obispo Fire Department and Cal Fire arrived at the mountain in San Luis Obispo about 11 a.m. to help a woman who’d hurt herself about 100 feet from the top of the mountain, San Luis Obispo fire Capt. Ray Hais said.

Emergency crews initially wanted to perform a helicopter rescue, but fog on the Cuesta Grade prevented them from doing so, Hais said. Eight responders assisted the woman on foot, using a “mule,” a stretcher with a wheel in the middle, to roll her down the mountain, Hais said.

After responders reached the bottom, the woman was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center for treatment, Hais said.

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