A Sacramento woman who injured her leg while hiking had to be airlifted from rugged backcountry Saturday by a California Highway Patrol helicopter crew.
Officers were called about 3 p.m. Saturday to search for Carol Blake, 80, of Sacramento, who was injured along the South Yuba River trail, according to CHP Valley Division Air Operations. The helicopter crew found her about 10 minutes after lifting off from Colfax.
Blake was about 2 miles from the South Yuba River campground, the CHP said. Officers directed Cal Fire and Sierra Nevada ambulance personnel on the ground to Blake’s location in remote, rugged terrain.
Paramedics made her leg stable as she was hoisted into the hovering chopper. The hoist was safely accomplished and Blake was transported to Sutter-Roseville Medical Center for treatment.