A Roseville man was hoisted to safety by a California Highway Patrol helicopter crew Tuesday morning after he fell down Eagle Falls near Lake Tahoe.
CHP helicopter pilot Sgt. Duncan Jensen and flight officer/paramedic Brandon Hallam responded to an El Dorado County Search and Rescue team’s request for assistance about 7:35 a.m.
They learned that 58-year-old Carl Dyer was taking photos at Eagle falls, a location he had been to many times and knew well. He took several photos and was standing in a couple of inches of water taking pictures over the falls. As he turned to leave, he slipped on the algae-covered rock and fell over the edge, according to a CHP news release.
Dyer suffered serious injuries and could not move.
Search and rescue team members used a technical rope system to make their way down to Dyer to render aid. Given the steep terrain, it was determined that the safest way to remove him from the area was by helicopter hoist.
The CHP helicopter conducted the hoist and transported Dyer to a landing zone, where he was transferred to a Care Flight Air Ambulance and transported to Renown Medical Center in Reno for treatment.