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Hiker rescued after fall at Bishop Peak

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Emergency crews were called to Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday afternoon to rescue an injured hiker.

According to firefighters, the hiker fell approximately 15 feet off a cliff at the top of the peak and suffered a head injury.

The injured hiker was reportedly taken to a local hospital by helicopter. Firefighters say she was distress and had several lacerations.

Hais had this warning for inexperienced hikers:

"You have to be prepared when you hike the mountains here around San Luis Obispo. The weather is one big hazard but also the rock, the poison oak, the surroundings, the mountain lions, things like that."

SLO City Fire says Bishop Peak rescues are very normal. Firefighters say they get calls like these between 15 and 20 times a year.

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