A Mount Burdell hiker received some special assistance from a fire crew and a helicopter Wednesday afternoon after a dizzy spell.
A source said a man in his 30s was on a trail above Hidden Lake when he became light-headed at about 1:30 p.m.. After receiving a call for assistance, first-responders asked a rescue helicopter crew in the area to swing by and see if it was a serious situation. The helicopter landed and a medic assessed the hiker just before a fire district pickup truck arrived. There was no trauma and aerial transport was unncessesary, the medic decided.
The man was shuttled down the mountain to an ambulance that awaited at the end of San Andreas Drive, according to the fire district.