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Firefighters rescue injured hiker from Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo

Crews from San Luis Obispo Fire Department performed an open space rescue early Monday in San Luis Obispo.

Firefighters responded to a call of an injured 64-year-old woman around 9:19 a.m. on a hiking trail of Bishop Peak.

The woman used her phone to contact officials.

Fire crews got in contact with the woman and treated her for a fractured ankle.

She was packaged up, placed into a stokes basket and was later loaded into an ambulance.

San Luis Obispo Fire Department wants to remind hikers to hike with a partner, bring appropriate amount of food and water and have communication devices with them.

By having a phone on hand, it will help officials easily locate where hikers are when they are in need of being rescued.

KEYT 2019

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