BREAKING NEWS Preliminary hearing held in Comanche Creek stabbing Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Firefighters rescue hiker from Big Chico Creek in Upper Bidwell Park

Firefighters rescued a hiker who fell down Big Chico Creek Thursday morning.

Posted: Apr 1, 2021 11:01 AM
Updated: Apr 1, 2021 12:43 PM

CHICO, Calif. (UPDATE: 12:27 p.m.) –– A hiker was rescued after falling down Big Chico Creek Thursday morning.

Chico Fire Battalion Chief, James Lucanic, said they received a report around 10:46 a.m. about a hiker who fell into the water.

Lucanic said the hiker fell from an embankment and landed in a waterway just below Bear Hole in Upper Bidwell Park. The hiker’s phone fell in the water with him, however, he was still able to call 911.

After half an hour of firefighters searching for the hiker, crews found him and removed him from the water. Lucanic said the man declined medical treatment and suffered minor injuries.

Lucanic wants to remind the public as the weather gets warmer and people head out to the water, let someone know where you are going and bring your phone.

Chico
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 63°
Oroville
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 59°
Paradise
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 63°
Chester
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 56°
Red Bluff
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 56°
Willows
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 63°
We had beautiful weather around northern California on Friday with sunshine and more warmth. Saturday will also be fantastic, so get out and enjoy it! A welcome change to our very dry weather pattern is coming soon.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events