Sheriff's Department helicopter
A helicopter in the San Diego Sheriff’s Department fleet. Photo courtesy sheriff’s department

A hiker was bitten by a snake on a trail near Dulzura and airlifted to a hospital in critical condition, authorities said Monday.

The U.S. Border Patrol requested Cal Fire’s assistance around 5:50 p.m. Sunday near Otay Mountain Truck Trail, off state Route 94 west of Dulzura, Cal Fire Capt. Thomas Shoots said.

A Cal Fire crew aboard a sheriff’s helicopter airlifted the injured hiker to a hospital, where the patient was admitted in critical condition, Shoots said.

Details about the victim or an update on the person’s status were not immediately available.

— City News Service

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