Hikers rescued off Black Mountain

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SAN DIEGO – A helicopter came to the rescue Monday after a group of hikers got stuck on Black Mountain when one of them had a medical emergency, San Diego police said.

The hikers made it to the top of the mountain around 10:15 p.m. when one of the hikers severely cut his hand. Rescuers were unable to reach the hikers on the ground, opting instead to useĀ  a helicopter to quickly reach the hikers.

The three hikers boarded the chopper, which brought them to a parking lot where an ambulance was waiting. The injured hiker was treated at the scene and did not go to the hospital.

1 Comment

  • Don Teague

    I suppose the spirit of adventure is indeed dead.

    In the past, an injured hiker would walk out. Or at least be prepared.

    Severely injured, my butt! If he was treated at the scene and a hospital visit wasn’t required, he was a cream puff who should stick to a kiddie park.

    C’mon, ‘Merka, toughen up!

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