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Helicopter Crew Rescues Hiker Having Medical Emergency On Mount Diablo

CONCORD (CBS SF) -- A hiker suffering a medical emergency was rescued at Mount Diablo State Park by a helicopter crew, authorities said.

The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District (SRV) said firefighters responded to Mount Diablo following a 911 call Thursday, A California Highway Patrol helicopter was brought in to find the hiker along a walking trail in the park inaccessible to vehicles.

The helicopter crew working with SRV firefighters was able to quickly extract the hiker to a waiting ambulance for transport to a hospital. The nature of the hiker's medical emergency was not disclosed.

SRV also credited Mount Diablo State Park and the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District for their assistance.



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