LAKESIDE, Calif. — A climber fell from a large distance near an East County park on Saturday, said CAL FIRE Public Information Officer Thomas Shoots.
Officials received a call shortly before 12:30 p.m. reporting the incident, which occurred on a trail near El Monte County Park. CAL FIRE said the trail had difficult access.
The Lakeside Fire Department assisted with rescue operations and a San Diego Sheriff’s Department Rescue helicopter also searched for the climber overhead, according to Officer Shoots.
CAL FIRE said once contact was made, the climber required CPR. He was taken back to El Monte County Park until he was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital.
The condition of the climber is undetermined at this time.
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