SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. - Firefighters rescued a hiker in need at Johnson Ranch Open Space between San Luis Obispo and Avila Beach Saturday afternoon.
The rescue began around 11:58 a.m. off Ontario Road along Highway 101. CAL FIRE responded along with a CHP helicopter and SLO City firefighters.
SLO City Fire said their bicycle medics found the hiker and assessed her for injuries around 12:37 p.m. They discovered she was suffering from fainting spells and had her hoisted by helicopter to a nearby parking lot.
CAL FIRE said the hiker was assessed by ambulance personnel before being released to a friend who drove her to the hospital.
All units were cleared from the scene by 1:05 p.m.