East County News Service
Photo courtesy ECM news partner 10 News
November 28,2016 (Dehesa) — Three hikers were stranded overnight in Sloan Canyon near Dehesa after one fell and injured his head on Saturday.
A rescue helicopter was unable to fly due to a storm. Drenched by the deluge in chilly temperatures, the hikers were rescued the next morning by a Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team which used ropes and pulleys to bring them to safety.
All were in good condition and declined medical treatment, 10 News reports.
The incident serves as a reminder to hikers of the importance to be prepared for an emergency by carrying a cell phone, GPS device to pinpoint your location for rescuers, warm clothing, a flashlight that can also be used to signal a rescue helicopter, a first aid kit, extra water and food supplies.