Injured hiker rescued in Incline Village

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Authorities say the hiker hospitalized early Monday morning after being rescued from incline Village appeared to have health issues.

North Lake Tahoe Fire and Washoe County Search and Rescue received a call around 1:30 a.m. March 20, 2017.

Bob Harmon with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office says the man and a woman were hiking near Sand Harbor when he experienced some sort of health issue and may have become disoriented. The woman then walked to a nearby road where she alerted a good Samaritan. Search crews located the man and determined he needed medical attention. They used tethers and ropes to get him to safety.

Nevada State Route 28 was closed for about an hour in both directions during the rescue and re-opened just after 6 a.m.

Authorities say the man and woman are from out of state.

The extent of the hiker's injuries is unknown.



 
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