CHP air crew rescues stranded hiker in Kings Canyon National Park
KINGS CANYON, Calif. (FOX26) —
A stranded hiker is safe thanks to an air crew with the California Highway Patrol.
The rescue happened June 15 around 6:15 p.m. in Kings Canyon National Park near the Pacific Crest Trail.
According to CHP – Central Division Air Operations, a hiker from Vancouver, Canada, had been swept down stream while swimming in the south fork of the Kings River in an area known as Woods Creek.
When the H-40 air crew arrived, the crew found the stranded hiker at 8,600 feet elevation. The hiker was trapped between rushing white-water and a steep granite wall in an area inaccessible by ground.
The crew was able to send a hoist down and rescue the hiker, who was uninjured.