Stranded hikers rescued by Ranch firefighters

RANCHO SANTA FE — A group of hikers were rescued July 8 after becoming stranded near Cielo while hiking.
At 5:35 p.m. July 8, firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District responded to the 8000 block of La Milla in the community of Cielo after receiving a call that there were hikers stranded in the area.
The firefighters were able to locate the three hikers and a firefighter/paramedic was able to reach their location.
After assessing the situation, it was determined that one of the hikers, a 16-year-old male who had fallen ill, should be air-lifted out of the canyon. San Diego Fire’s Copter 1 assisted with the rescue while the firefighter/paramedic helped the other two hikers reach the road. The ill hiker was treated at the scene but was not transported to a hospital.


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