MIRA MESA (CNS) - A 27-year-old woman who was hiking in the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve injured her ankle Sunday and had to be airlifted out.
San Diego Fire-Rescue Department dispatched a crew for an "open space rescue" at about 10:15 a.m. to the area of Black Mountain Road and Mercy Road, just north of Mira Mesa, SDF-RD spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.
It took about 45 minutes for firefighters and paramedics to reach the hiker and airlift her to a nearby landing zone, where she was transferred to a waiting ambulance, Munoz said.
The woman was taken to Kaiser Hospital in Grantville with a possible broken ankle, according to Munoz. Her name was not released, and no one else was injured.
Cal Fire is at the scene of a 30 to 50-acre wildfire burning off State Route 94 near Church Road in the Campo Indian Reservation.
Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a "sympathetic murder-suicide."
Sunshine and higher temperatures are making the return to San Diego County Saturday after intermittent drizzle across the region on Friday.
President Donald Trump is portraying the Islamic State group's ouster from its Syrian stronghold as a milestone in the U.S. fight against terrorism and a step toward a political transition and lasting peace in Syria.
The San Diego Police Department announced Saturday that officers will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations.
The San Diego Gulls allowed power-play and shorthanded goals in the first period and an empty-net goal in the third in a 4-2 loss to the Stockton Heat Friday night at Stockton.
Authorities asked the public Friday for help in identifying and tracking down a pair of thieves who have carried out a two-week series of bank robberies this month in the San Diego area.
Backers of an initiative that would allow San Diego State University to buy the SDCCU Stadium site in Mission Valley for campus expansion are scheduled to begin seeking petition signatures Saturday.
An unknown assailant jumped a woman Friday on a walking trail near Gillespie Field airport and choked her nearly into unconsciousness, fleeing when she managed to break free, authorities reported.