Hiker rescued from Lily Rock

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A male climber was rescued from Lily Rock Sunday afternoon, May 22. He had been complaining of chest pain while rock climbing while he was about 500 feet above the surface level.

The patient was able to belay down to solid ground where firefighters assisted him, preparing him to be hoisted by helicopter. Idyllwild Fire, Riverside County Fire and the Riverside County Sheriffs Department responded to the scene.

A male climber was rescued from Lily Rock Sunday afternoon, May 22, after complaining of chest pain while rock climbing. The patient was able to belay down to solid ground where firefighters assisted him, preparing him to be hoisted into Helicopter 301. Here one of the helicopter crew descends to help prepare the climber to be hoisted up and transported for further medical aid. Rock climbers unrelated to the incident can be seen in the background just above the helicopter. At the ambulance, the patient refused transport to a medical center.Photo by Jenny Kirchner

A male climber was rescued from Lily Rock Sunday afternoon, May 22, after complaining of chest pain while rock climbing. The patient was able to belay down to solid ground where firefighters assisted him, preparing him to be hoisted into Helicopter 301. Here one of the helicopter crew descends to help prepare the climber to be hoisted up and transported for further medical aid. Rock climbers unrelated to the incident can be seen in the background just above the helicopter. At the ambulance, the patient refused transport to a medical center. Photo by Jenny Kirchner

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