The California Highway Patrol performed a helicopter rescue mission on Thanksgiving day after a hiker became stuck on a steep ravine hiking the Root Creek Trail in Castle Crags State Park.
A woman was enjoying her Thanksgiving hike when she got lost and could not safely descend the steep ravine. After reaching law enforcement on her cell phone, they helped her find her GPS on her cell phone and a helicopter was dispatched to her location. The woman was hoisted up the helicopter to safety by the CHP Northern Division Air Ops around 2:20 pm, allowing the woman to return home safely.
The CHP posted a video of the rescue to their Facebook page:
Castle Crags State Park, located near Dunsmuir just north of Shasta Lake, is one of the more popular outdoor destinations in Northern California. The area boasts iconic hikes like the Castle Dome Trail and Root Creek Trail, which features the elusive Root Creek Falls.
Thanks to all the search and rescue officials involved in this successful rescue!