He­li­copter sent for hurt hiker in Fresno County moun­tains

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Stay Connected - BY TIM SHEE­HAN tshee­[email protected]­nobee.com

A mem­ber of a hik­ing group who broke his an­kle in a fall in the moun­tains north­west of Shaver Lake re­quired a he­li­copter to evac­u­ate him for treat­ment of his in­juries Fri­day af­ter­noon.

Fresno County Sher­iff’s Of­fice spokesman Tony Botti said the man was part of a group of five peo­ple hik­ing in Steven­son Canyon near Mil­lion Dol­lar Road and Steven­son Creek when he re­port­edly fell about 15 feet in the rugged ter­rain and suf­fered a com­pound frac­ture of his an­kle.

The Cal­i­for­nia High­way Pa­trol’s Fres­nobased he­li­copter ar­rived in the area shortly be­fore 5 p.m., Botti said.

The Sher­iff’s Of­fice also had mem­bers of its search-and-res­cue team co­or­di­nat­ing with the CHP’s he­li­copter crew.

The man was res­cued Fri­day evening and was treated for his in­juries, the Sher­iff’s Of­fice said.

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