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Injured hiker found,rescued at Bass Lake

For The Madera Tribune

An injured hiker that broke her ankle diving into Bass Lake is transported out of the area to an awaiting ambulance by Madera County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team members.


The Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a hiker who suffered a broken ankle while visiting Angel Falls in Bass Lake.

A 24-year-old female, part of a group vacationing from the Palmdale area, jumped off a rock into about three feet of water in Willow Creek. She broke her ankle when she landed in the shallow water last Friday at about 2:30 p.m.

Madera County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team members responded to the area, along with Sierra

Ambulance and CalFire crews. The patient was loaded on to a wheeled litter and carried up the hill from the creek to a waiting ambulance, who transported her to a local hospital for further care.



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