Injured hiker rescued from El Capitan Reservoir

SAN DIEGO - An injured hiker was rescued from El Capitan Reservoir in east San Diego County Tuesday morning.

The hiker was injured near Blue Sky Ranch Road, about two miles from the trailhead at El Capitan Mountain. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call at about 8:30 a.m.

Firefighters carried the hiker off the trail on a backboard before being airlifted out by a San Diego County Sheriff’s Department ASTREA helicopter to a local hospital with shoulder and back injuries.

The circumstances of the incident and the identity of the victim were not confirmed.

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