Hiker rescued after falling in Castle Rock Park

November 26, 2010 4:22:42 PM PST
A man who fell 30 feet in Castle Rock Park this afternoon was rescued via helicopter by the California Highway Patrol and Contra Costa County fire department, the CHP said.

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.