December 27, 2010 (Lakeside) - It's rare to view a helicopter hoist rescue from the victim's point of view. East County Magazine videographer Billy Ortiz has posted a dramatic video shot by his hiking companion, Pam Wilmers, chronicling his rescue off El Capitan Mountain following a rockslide yesterday.
View this remarkable video here: http://b.static.ak.fbcdn.net/rsrc.php/v1/yg/r/_g3DSzyCT-K.swf?v=12552852...
Read our story on Billy's ordeal. Despite having a boulder roll over his leg, due to the terrain he suffered only a puncture wound and muscle injury.
We wish Billy a swift and complete recovery!