Copter evacuates injured hiker from Suicide Rock

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By Marshall Smith

Staff Reporter


Cal Fire performed a successful helicopter evacuation of an injured hiker from the Sunshine Face of Suicide Rock on Sunday, March 19.

According to Jody Hagemann, Cal Fire senior public information specialist, Cal Fire was notified by Idyllwild Fire Protection District of the incident and responded at 4:44 p.m. According to the Cal Fire report, the adult male hiker had been hiking with a group when he fell, causing injury to a leg.

Hagemann said the subject was airlifted off the face by 6:20 p.m. and taken to Keenwild where he was transported by American Medical Response to a hospital.

“We assisted IFPD after being notified,” said Hagemann.

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