On June 11, at 10:58 a.m. North Lincoln Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a call for 69-year-old woman who was injured while hiking at the popular God's Thumb trail.
Crews needed to carry the woman to an awaiting Pacific West Ambulance in a stokes basket. The rescue took nearly two hours, in very rugged terrain and hot conditions. The woman's condition is unknown at this time.
NLFR is now urging caution for hikers that attempt this 'dangerous and difficult' hike. They have outlined ten tips for locals and visitors alike to help stay safe on their hike.
- Travel with a companion or tell somebody where you're going.
- Know your physical limitations.
- Check trail conditions before you go.
- Bring a fully charged cellphone and a signaling mirror.
- Learn basic first aid and bring a kit.
- Watch cliff edges and slippery areas.
- Bring appropriate clothing.
- Wear proper hiking boots.
- Keep an eye on the weather.
- Drink lots of water.
- Know your poisonous plants.
- Heed warning signs.