Hiker Rescued From Cowles Mountain

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    Aerial video shows an injured hiker being lifted from Cowles Mountain and into a medical helicopter on April 7, 2014. (Published Monday, Apr 7, 2014)

    San Diego Fire-Rescue crews responded to an emergency on Cowles Mountain Monday morning.

    Just after 11 a.m., they received a call about an injured hiker about halfway up the trail.

    Aerial pictures showed crews treating the hiker for what appeared to be a leg injury. The patient was then lifted into a medical helicopter.

    The helicopter landed nearby, and the hiker was taken to an ambulance in a stretcher.

    There is no word on the extent of the hiker’s injury, but the person appeared to be alert.

    The Cowles Mountain Trail is located within Mission Trails Regional Park.
     

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