Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Hiker Rescued At Bishop Park

Emergency personnel from Cal Fire, San Luis Obispo City Fire Department, CHP Air Ops, the SLO County Fire Urban Search and Rescue Team, and San Luis Ambulance responded to a medical aid/rescue on Bishop Peak at 9:25 pm on August 15th.
Responding personnel located the 19-year old male patient on a steep rocky section of the Foothill side access trail just below the main trail on the south west side of the peak.  He had sustained a fracture to a lower leg after falling on the steep section of the trail while hiking in the dark, and was in severe pain.
The firefighter/paramedics were able to hike up to the injured victim’s location, provide advanced life support emergency medical care, and package the patient in a stokes basket for a lowering operation down the mountain. The injured hiker was then transported to Sierra Vista Medical Center by San Luis Ambulance personnel.