Hiker Bitten by Rattlesnake in Ramona

By Laura McVicker And Bridget Naso
|  Thursday, Jun 12, 2014  |  Updated 3:56 AM PDT
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A hiker was bitten by a snake outside Ramona on Wednesday morning. Watch our report June 11, 2014.

A hiker was bitten by a snake outside Ramona on Wednesday morning. Watch our report June 11, 2014.

A woman hiking at Black Canyon Falls was bitten by a rattlesnake on Wednesday morning.

Fire officials said the 24-year-old woman was hiking near the 2130 block of Black Canyon Road in Ramona when she was bitten on the foot just before noon.

Witnesses said the woman had been surprised by a rattlesnake tucked in behind a rock. They said the woman was fortunate the incident happened in a spot with good cell service, as she was able to quickly call 911.

A Mercy Air helicopter arrived 30 minutes later and took the hiker to Pomerado Hospital.

It wasn’t immediately known the severity of the snake bite.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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