3 hikers stuck on rock at Mission Trails rescued by helicopter


SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Three people stuck on a rock in Mission Trails Regional Park off Mission Gorge Road in East County were rescued by a fire department helicopter Sunday.

The incident was reported at 3:08 p.m. Sunday and fire-rescue crews arrived by 3:16 p.m. at 8300 Father Junipero Serra Trail in East County, said Battalion Chief Dave Pilkerton of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

A rescue helicopter lifted the three people from the rock about 3:30 p.m. and dropped them off near a fire truck, Pilkerton said. The three were suffering from dehydration and firefighters provided them with water.

Other than being dehydrated, they were uninjured.

Copyright 2021, City News Service, Inc.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Most Popular Stories

Latest News

More News