CHP rescues injured hiker near Castle Crags

Aerial view of CHP rescue of a hiker on Castle Crags

Shortly after 2:00 p.m. Saturday, The California Highway Patrol helicopter assisted with a rescue of an injured hiker near the summit of Castle Crags.

According to the CHP Northern Division's Air Operations, the helicopter crew conducted a hoist rescue near the 5,000 ft. level due to the severity of the victim's injury and uneasy location on the mountain.

The victim was flown to an ambulance near Castella in the upper Sacramento Canyon of Shasta County.

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