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Hiker was injured on Monkey Face in upper Bidwell Park

Chico and Butte County first responders rescued an injured hiker in upper Bidwell Park on Saturday

Posted: Apr 14, 2019 3:57 PM

CHICO, Calif. - A hiker fell about 75 feet and broke his ankle and leg in several spots on Saturday in Chico's Upper Bidwell Park.

This video comes from the Chico Fire Department.

Their team dropped a rescue tech down by helicopter onto Monkey Face and then lifted the injured hiker out of the rocky area.

The hiker was flown to where medics were staged at the Rod and Gun club in the park and was then taken to the hospital.

Butte County Search and Rescue helped out in the effort.

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