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50-year-old climber rescued at El Capitan Preserve

CAL FIRE rescued a 50-year-old man who was climbing the El Capitan Preserve Saturday morning.
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Posted at 1:54 PM, Feb 11, 2023

LAKESIDE, Calif. (KGTV) - CAL FIRE rescued a 50-year-old man who fell while climbing the El Capitan Preserve Saturday morning.

Fire crews had difficulty accessing the location of the climber, according to CAL FIRE Public Information Officer Thomas Shoots.

The agency had to send a helicopter to reach the man, Shoots said. He said that the man fell from a significant distance.

When the crews arrived, the man was in CPR status. The climber was brought back to El Monte County Park, where he was transferred to a Sharp Hospital by ground transportation, according to Shoots.

The extent of his injuries is currently unknown.