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San Luis Obispo County

Fainting hiker rescued at Johnson Ranch south of San Luis Obispo

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San Luis Obispo City Fire Department
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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.

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