- Associated Press - Monday, July 27, 2015

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A hiker who was trapped in the Tahoe National Forest overnight after suffering an injury has been rescued.

KTVN-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1D2beuF ) that 23-year-old Anthony Rissone got separated from his friends while hiking in the Emerald Pools area Friday. While he was alone, he injured his knee and was unable to walk.

The California Highway Patrol joined the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office in the search for the Reno man. Night vision goggles and an infrared camera on a helicopter helped locate the hiker Friday night.

Crews told Rissone that they would return for him Saturday morning, because the rugged terrain had made it difficult to land the copter.

Rissone was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover from his injuries.

___

Information from: KTVN-TV, https://www.ktvn.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide