San Diego

Hurt Hiker Hoisted From Trail at Black's Beach

The woman fell while hiking around the South Broadway Slides at Black’s Beach in La Jolla

A woman who took a tumble while hiking at Black’s Beach, hurting her leg, was safely hoisted out of a trail by lifeguards Saturday morning.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD) spokesperson Monica Munoz said the woman fell at around 11:20 a.m. while hiking around the South Broadway Slides at the beach off La Jolla Farms Road in La Jolla. The hiker suffered a possible leg fracture and couldn’t walk herself off the trail.

San Diego Lifeguards launched a rescue operation, rappelling down the bluffs to get to the hiker. The woman was safely hoisted from the trail and taken to a hospital. No one else was injured in the incident.


In an unrelated hiking rescue Friday night, eight hikers were helped off a trail at Torrey Pines State Beach after they became stranded by the high tide, which covered the path they planned to use to hike out of the area. No one was hurt in that incident.


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