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LASD Helicopter Rescue: Victim of Cliff Fall in remote area of San Clemente Island

(Helmet Camera Video) LASD Helicopter Rescue of Injured Botanist on San Clemente Island 60 miles off of the coast of Los Angeles

A botanist working on a project on remote San Clemente Island fell down a steep ravine. Suffering from a serious leg injury, the victim could not move from his position. He was rescued and transported to a mainland hospital by Sheriff's Department Air Rescue personnel.

At approximately 1130 hours on Monday, 5/13/13, a botanist working on indigenous plant re-introduction on San Clemente Island fell approximately 20 feet down a steep 200 foot ravine, landing in a precarious position. The 33 year old Burbank man suffered a serious leg injury and could not move. His co-worker witnessed the incident and phoned for assistance.

LASD Air Rescue personnel and San Clemente Island Federal Fire Department Battalion 13 responded to the scene. LASD Special Enforcement Bureau (

) Emergency Services Detail sheriff's paramedics were lowered from a helicopter with a hoist to provide medical treatment. After treatment, the victim was hoisted into the helicopter and flown to Harbor UCLA Medical Center, where he is listed in stable condition.

San Clemente Island is a US Navy island located near Santa Catalina Island in Los Angeles County off the coast. It is in the policing jurisdiction of Avalon Sheriff's Station (

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