Hiker Airlifted Off Cowles Mountain

He fell and broke his ankle

By Ellie Faulkner
|  Saturday, Apr 2, 2011  |  Updated 5:04 PM PDT
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Sick Hiker Rescued from Canyon

Sammie Jo Swift

A male hiker was airlifted off Cowles Mountain on Saturday morning and then taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital after sustaining a broken ankle during ascent.

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A male hiker was airlifted off Cowles Mountain on Saturday morning and then taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital after sustaining a broken ankle during ascent. 

The victim, whose identity was not known, was hiking with a male companion before falling and breaking his ankle about three-quarters of a mile from the base.

Cowles Mountain is the largest peak in the City of San Diego and is located in Mission Trails Regional Park between Santee and Lake Murray.

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