Backcountry Accidents: Helicopter Rescue of Dog and Hikers in California, AT Accident in Maryland, Fatal Fall in Illinois

Here’s a round up of backcountry accidents in California, Maryland and Illinois.

Sonoma County helicopter rescues five people and dog over the
KESQ – Palm Desert,CA,USA
came in. On Saturday, the same helicopter airlifted a hiker to safety who was injured after falling during a hike near The Geysers

Hiker Rescued After Appalachian Trail Fall
WJZ – Baltimore,MD,USA
(AP) SANDY HOOK, Md. A hiker is hospitalized with back injuries following his rescue last night along the Appalachian Trail near Sandy Hook.
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Boy dies in fall off rim of park canyon
Chicago Tribune – United States
Two young cousins climbed to a rocky edge in Starved Rock State Park on Saturday morning with paper boats in hand, intending to toss the little crafts to the
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Boy dies in fall at Starved Rock State Park
Chicago Tribune – United States
A 14-year-old Joliet boy was killed this weekend after he walked off a designated trail at Starved Rock State Park and fell about 65 feet into a canyon.
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