A teenager suffered head and leg injuries when he fell 250 feet down a steep hillside Tuesday afternoon in the Foresthill area.
Placer County sheriffs officials said two teenagers reportedly were moving a picnic table at a seating area behind Wortons Market in Foresthill, when one slipped and fell 250 feet into the canyon.
Placer County sheriffs spokesman Lt. John Poretti said deputies responded about 1:30 p.m. to 23000 block of Foresthill Road. He said the youth, identified as 17-year-old Tyler Grandy, was conscious, talking and had a cell phone with him.
Placer County sheriffs deputies, along with Foresthill firefighters and a California Highway Patrol air support crew, worked to rescue Grandy. A Foresthill firefighter was lowered down the hillside and was able to connect Grandy to a rescue harness so he could be lifted from the hillside. Because of Grandys location, the helicopter crew had to reconfigure the hoist system. Poretti said the helicopter lifted Grandy out of the canyon about 3:30 p.m.
He said the youth suffered a moderate leg injury and head injury, but he was was alert and talking to paramedics. He was transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center.
Call The Bees Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.