By Laura Button
May 12, 2014
Monday afternoon a missing hiker was found in the hills of Novato. The man, who identity has not been released, made a call to the Novato Fire department around 3 p.m. "I would describe his injuries as moderate” said Novato Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Whittet. He was found in a very steep section of the hills where the terrain was very rocky and steep with a fractured ankle.
Due to the rough terrain the fire department had to use the California Highway Patrol helicopter for the rescue. They used a hoist to lift the patient into the helicopter and then transported him onto the ground where he was then taken to the Marin General Hospital by ambulance.