Injured climber rescued from Mt. Shasta

MT. SHASTA, Calif. – A person who fell while climbing Mt. Shasta was rescued via helicopter over the weekend.

The California Highway Patrol said on the afternoon of Saturday, May 23, a climber was critically injured in a fall near the Red Banks.

A CHP aviation crew used a helicopter to hoist the person off the mountain at an altitude of about 12,500 feet. The helicopter then flew the patient to a Mercy Air crew waiting at the base of the mountain.

CHP thanked Mercy Air, the U.S. Forest Service, CalFire, Mt. Shasta Fire/Ambulance, and Mt. Shasta climbing rangers for the help.

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