Trailhead in Black Mountain Open Space Park in 2014.
Black Mountain Open Space Park. Photo by Chris Jennewein

An injured hiker at Black Mountain Open Space Park was airlifted to a landing zone and transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital Sunday.

Rescuers responded to a report of a stranded hiker at 15500 Black Mountain Road at 10:15 a.m. A helicopter dropped a medic in to assess the person, according to a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department online log.

Firefighters on the ground also met the injured hiker. The city of Poway assisted in the open-space rescue.

City News Service