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CHP rescues Napa hiker after 30-foot fall from rock formation in Kyburz

Watch CHP snag Napa hiker by hoist rescue after 30-foot fall in Kyburz

The CHP - Valley Division Air Operations team rescued a 52-year-old Napa resident who fell 30-feet during a hike in Kyburz on Friday.
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The CHP - Valley Division Air Operations team rescued a 52-year-old Napa resident who fell 30-feet during a hike in Kyburz on Friday.

California Highway Patrol rescuers hoisted a hiker out of a remote location in Kyburz, Calif., after the hiker fell 30 feet from a rock formation and caught the episode on camera..

The hiker, a 52-year-old Napa resident, was rescued by a CHP helicopter and sustained major injuries in the fall on Friday, according to a CHP Facebook post.

The hiker was initially found and treated by CAL FIRE and El Dorado County Fire Protection District personnel as they prepared him for helicopter extraction. The CHP Valley Division Air Operations team used the opportunity to highlight the importance of this teamwork in their Facebook post about the incident.

"We greatly appreciate the teamwork between multiple agencies to expedite the transport of injured people to the appropriate care centers," the CHP Valley Division Air Operations wrote in a Facebook post.

The hiker was taken to Barton Health in South Lake Tahoe for treatment of major injuries.

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