Hiker rescued after falling in Castle Rock Park


The man, who is about 35, fell just west of Mount Diablo, the CHP said.

Fire department personnel found him in a remote, hard-to-reach area suffering from back and leg injuries.

A rescue helicopter was requested from the CHP at about 2:10 p.m., Officer Ralph Caggiano said.

The helicopter arrived and delivered rescue equipment to county paramedics at the scene, according to the CHP. The man was packaged in a rescue bag and airlifted to a waiting ground ambulance.

The patient was then transported to John Muir Medical Center.

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