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NCFPD uses rescue training to carry hiker down Monserate Mountain


Last updated 8/12/2021 at 3:04pm

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North County Fire personnel wait for an injured hiker to be brought down Monserate Mountain, Aug. 8.

Julie Reeder


"The North County Fire Protection District was called at 7:42 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 8, to Monserate Mountain when a middle-aged female had a leg injury that required help getting down the mountain," said NCFP PIO John Choi. NCFPD has special training for these types of rescues.

Choi said, "The female hiker was at the top of the mountain and the rescue required a Stokes basket with a wheel and a five-person team including both engine and ambulance personnel." A battalion chief was also on site.

He explained that the patient in the Stokes basket is carried down the mount...

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