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avatar Teen collapses on Yosemite trail
March 23, 2010 08:52AM
A 17-year old boy in a week-long environmental education program was airlifted from Yosemite National Park after collapsing Monday afternoon on a popular trail.

http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/03/23/1869624/teen-collapses-on-yosemite-trail.html
avatar Re: Teen collapses on Yosemite trail
March 23, 2010 09:45AM
Yosemite News Release
March 23, 2010
For Immediate Release
Media Contacts:
Scott Gediman 209-372-0248
Kari Cobb 209-372-0529

Seventeen Year Old Hiker Injured in Yosemite National Park
California Highway Patrol Assisted in Complex Rescue

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 22, 2010, the Yosemite Emergency Dispatch Center received a call regarding a collapsed hiker on the Upper Yosemite Fall Trail. The hiker, a 17-year old student from Upland, California, was on a hiking trip with the Yosemite Institute. He was with a group of approximately eight students, with several adult chaperones and instructors. This hike is a regular part of the curriculum experienced by the students of the Yosemite Institute, a week-long residential environmental education program.

The hiker collapsed near the summit of the Upper Yosemite Fall Trail. The trail is a strenuous, 3.5 mile hike that begins in Yosemite Valley.

Two Yosemite National Park Rangers were dispatched to the scene to assist the hiker. Once the Park Rangers reached the hiker, a California Highway Patrol helicopter assisted in hoisting the injured hiker. The young man was then airlifted to the Children’s Hospital in Madera, California. The cause of the hiker’s collapse is unknown.
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