CHP helicopter rescues hiker at Trione-Annadel State Park

The "Follow This Story" feature will notify you when any articles related to this story are posted.

When you follow a story, the next time a related article is published — it could be days, weeks or months — you'll receive an email informing you of the update.

If you no longer want to follow a story, click the "Unfollow" link on that story. There's also an "Unfollow" link in every email notification we send you.

This tool is available only to subscribers; please make sure you're logged in if you want to follow a story.

Please note: This feature is available only to subscribers; make sure you're logged in if you want to follow a story.


A CHP helicopter crew on Tuesday afternoon rescued a man who injured his leg while hiking on a steep trail in Trione-Annadel State Park in Santa Rosa, authorities said.

Local emergency crews were dispatched at 3:20 p.m. to rescue an elderly man who was hiking with his wife on the North Burma Trail, said CHP flight officer Shaun Bouyea. “It’s a steep, unstable trail and it was wet,” Bouyea said. “It made it difficult for ground resources to get him out.”

The helicopter left its base at Napa County Airport and lowered a flight officer down to the ground, he said. The flight officer placed the hiker, whose name was not released, into a flight harness and the man was hoisted 75 feet up to the helicopter.

The helicopter then flew to a clearing in the park where an ambulance was waiting. The hiker was lowered down to the ground and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, Bouyea said.

Show Comment

Our Network

Sonoma Index-Tribune
Petaluma Argus Courier
North Bay Business Journal
Sonoma Magazine
Bite Club Eats
La Prensa Sonoma
Emerald Report
Spirited Magazine