WALNUT CREEK (AP) — A California Highway Patrol helicopter was called in to help a hiker who was injured in a fall at Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area Thursday.

Authorities say the man injured his back and ankle after falling
about 30 feet around 1:05 p.m.

Contra Costa fire Capt. Dena Stephens told San Francisco’s ABC-7 television that after firefighters made contact with the injured hiker, a CHP helicopter hoisted him from the area to a waiting ambulance.

The man was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. Officials have not released his name or age.

The recreation area where the hiker was hurt is in the Diablo Foothills, near Mount Diablo State Park and Walnut Creek Open Space.

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