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Injured elderly woman rescued after hiking at Roads End

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Gods Thumb Rescue

An elderly woman who injured her ankle while hiking is in good spirits after being rescued today at approximately 11 a.m. at God’s Thumb in Roads End.

“She was not in a very precarious place, but it was very narrow,” NLFR Capt. Jim Kusz said.

Crews, who brought water to the 69-year-old victim, carried her to an awaiting Pacific West Ambulance in a stokes basket.

The rescue took nearly two hours in rugged terrain and hot conditions.

NLFR recommended the following for a safe hike:

  1. Travel with a companion OR Tell somebody where you’re going
  2. Know your physical limitations
  3. Check trail conditions before you go
  4. Bring a fully charged cellphone and a signaling mirror
  5. Learn basic first aid and bring a kit
  6. Watch cliff edges and slippery areas
  7. Bring appropriate clothing
  8. Wear proper hiking boots
  9. Keep an eye on the weather
  10. Drink lots of water
  11. Know your poisonous plants
  12. Heed warning signs
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