Injured Hiker Rescuted Near Eagle Falls

South Lake Tahoe, CA…Wednesday at approximately 1:33 pm the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a long fall at Eagle Falls in the Emerald Bay State Park, Lake Tahoe.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and multiple Lake Tahoe area law enforcement and fire agencies responded to the scene.

Responding personnel located the fall victim, who sustained injuries after falling approximately 50 feet to the base of Eagle Falls. Due to the steep terrain and lack of accessibility, a helicopter hoisted the victim and transported them to air ambulance CALSTAR 6, who then transported the victim to the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, NV.

Emergency personnel want to remind all visitors to be careful around the rock formations, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, and trails while recreating in the Lake Tahoe area. Although beautiful, these areas can be very treacherous.