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Hiker injured in Lake Tahoe area flown to safety in nighttime rescue

07/28/2014 6:16 PM

07/28/2014 6:18 PM

A woman injured while hiking in a rugged area near Lake Tahoe was rescued late Sunday night.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a report about 6 p.m. Sunday of an injured woman several miles from Emerald Bay Road and the Eagle Falls trailhead. The caller reported that the 29-year-old woman was lost, off the trail east of Jakes Peak, with an injury to her leg.

Sheriff’s search and rescue volunteers hiked through an area of thick vegetation, rock-bound cliffs and up steep mountainsides to reach the area, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. Darkness had fallen by the time they located the hiker. Because she appeared to have a lower-leg fracture, it was deemed too risky to carry her out of the area, officials said.

Assistance was requested from Washoe County Sheriff’s Air Operations, which dispatched a helicopter. Shortly after midnight, the woman was extricated from the area by helicopter and transported to Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe for medical treatment.

Sacto 911 Staff

Bill Lindelof
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Cathy Locke
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Andy Furillo
Superior Court
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@andyfurillo

Denny Walsh
Federal Court
dwalsh@sacbee.com

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