Sonoma County sheriff’s helicopter rescues hikers in Napa, Marin counties

A screen grab from the Table Rock rescue, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (CHP - GOLDEN GATE DIVISION)


Two helicopter crews and first responders Monday night rescued a family of three lost on a remote Napa County mountainside, according to the CHP.

It was the second out-of-county rescue of the day for Henry 1 — the Sonoma County sheriff’s helicopter.

The Napa County rescue was on remote Table Rock, a popular hiking area above Calistoga, off Highway 29. The hikers — parents and their teen daughter — called for help about 5:50 p.m.

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A CHP helicopter found the three several hundred yards below the trail and miles from the nearest trailhead in rugged terrain waving their cellphones into the night sky to catch the crew’s attention.

Henry 1 landed on Table Rock and the crew hiked down to the family. The father, who was having a diabetic emergency, was flown to an ambulance before the uninjured mother and daughter were rescued.

Earlier about 3:45 p.m., Henry 1 flew to Marin County’s remote Alamere Falls in the Point Reyes National Seashore to help a father and two children, 6 and 14, who had fallen about 15 feet off a trail, according to authorities. The three weren’t badly injured.