Firefighter injured during river rescue

RUNNING SPRINGS The search and rescue operation took place on Hunsaker Way at Encina in the upper Deep Creek area.

Authorities say three people on a hike slid on ice and fell about 200 feet down a cliff. Two of the hikers landed in the water, but one managed to climb up and call for help.

A firefighter trying to rescue the hikers fell about 100 feet down the cliff and suffered back and head injuries.

The two hikers are being treated for hypothermia.

 

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