In a daring search and rescue operation, an adult male hiker who had fallen off a cliff was successfully saved in a joint operation by different emergency services.
The incident prompted a rapid response from emergency crews, including the Golden Gate National Recreation Area Rangers and the United States Park Police. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Helicopter H30 and San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) Helicopter Rescue Technician Paramedic Nilsson were also involve din the operation in San Francisco, California on the 24th of September 2023.
The victim, who had fallen near the water’s edge, managed to make a cell phone call for help.
H30 executed a daring 75-foot hoist through challenging terrain, including trees and rough terrain, to reach the seriously injured hiker.
Flight Officer/Medic Bouyea from H30 and SFFD HRT Medic Nilsson provided advanced medical care while delivering the hiker to the awaiting ground medic. The injured hiker was then transported to a local trauma centre for further treatment.