Hiker Rescued in Lakeside

A friend said the hiker fell and hit her head but officials would not confirm any details

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    NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports from Lakeside where a woman was rescued near El Capitan Preserve on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

    A young woman who injured her head while hiking near the El Capitan Preserve was flown to a nearby hospital Tuesday.

    The injured hiker was airlifted off of a remote trail at the end of Blue Sky Ranch Road around 9:30 a.m.

    The woman described as in her 20s was found about two miles into the preserve from the parking lot, officials said.

    A friend said the hiker fell and hit her head but officials would not confirm any details about the injury.

    Heartland firefighters and San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the call for help just after 8 a.m.

    Cal Fire’s Copter 10 flew the woman to Barona Casino’s landing zone. From there, she was transported to Sharp Memorial by ambulance.