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Stricken Hiker Successfully Evacuated From Mt. Diablo Trail

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The CHP said a drone nearly collided with one of their helicopters Saturday night.

Contra Costa County firefighters, Mt. Diablo State Park rangers and a helicopter on loan from the California Highway Patrol battled rugged terrain to reach a 46-year-old hiker in distress at Prospectors Gap on Mt. Diablo Friday.

UPDATE: 12:20 p.m. – Firefighters report that the patient has been successfully evacuated from the mountain and is on the way to a local hospital for treatment.

The popular but challenging local hiking trail is difficult to reach and is known for its difficult terrain. Park rangers reached the male hiker around 11:05 a.m. Friday after receiving a call that he had experienced a possible cardiac problem on the trail near Meridian Ridge Trail.

Rescue efforts were organized throughout the morning and a CHP helicopter called on to help with the evacuation.

A possible helicopter landing area was secured at Mitchell Canyon Staging Area.

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