CHP Air Ops rescues injured PCT hiker from Marble Mountain Wilderness

May 24, 2024

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. – A hiker along the PCT is safe Thursday after falling down steep terrain in the Marble Mountain Wilderness.

According to CHP’s Northern Division Air Operations, the hiker, who was in need of medical attention, became stranded after the fall.

Crews were able to locate the injured hiker with an Air-15 and then perform a hoist rescue with CHP Helicopter-14. The hiker was then transported to a medical helicopter.

CHP says the hiker was able to call for help using a personal locator beacon. The agency recommends this safety measure for anyone venturing into the backcountry.

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personal locator beacon
personal locator beacon
personal locator beacon
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AIS Testing BT200
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AIS Testing BT200
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