A man, who apparently plummeted down a cliff in Bell Canyon, was hoisted up and taken to the hospital Monday evening.
Authorities deployed a Ventura County helicopter to assist with the incident, which was first reported at 4:24 p.m. on Saddlebow Road, according to initial reports. The area lies near the border between Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
The man's vehicle was stopped but teetering on the ledge when the man got out, lost his balance and fell 200 feet down the hillside, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Because of the steep terrain, rescuers could not assist on foot and instead deployed the helicopter.
The patient did not appear to have any life-threatening injuries, LA Fire said in a news release. He was taken to Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks.
Fire crews also helped return the vehicle safely to the roadside.
In addition, California Highway Patrol, urban search and rescue units and Los Angeles city police also assisted in the rescue.
#TechnicalRescue Bell Canyon : One adult male packaged, hoisted, and transported to Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks with moderate injuries. Excellent multi-agency cooperation between @VCAirUnit @VCFD @LAFD and @CHPMoorpark pic.twitter.com/jvHbBZKIIh
— VCFD PIO (@VCFD_PIO) November 30, 2021
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