November 1, 2012 (Poway)—A hiker who collapsed on a trail on the Poway side of Mount Woodson has been declared dead, Lt. J.T. Faulkner with the San Diego Sheriff’s office informed ECM.
A friend who was hiking with the victim called for help at 11:04 a.m. “Our unit got there at 11:14 and the Fire Department was already there,” Lt. Faulkner told ECM. The victim was found about halfway up a trail. Copter 12 and ASTREA were called in to assist.
“At 11:38 they were still doing CPR,” said Faulkner. The victim as declared dead despite medical intervention at 11:49 a.m. and a request for the coroner has been made.
“A gate was locked so it was hard for them to get emergency equipment up there,” Lt. Faulkner said, adding that a water district was asked to unlock the gate at Lake Ramona at 11:21 a.m.
The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of family.