A hiker who got stuck in San Francisco’s John McLaren Park was rescued by police Monday night with the help of a good Samaritan, cellphones and a police car’s siren.
Officers from the department’s Ingleside Station received a report at about 5 p.m. Monday about a woman who had suffered a seizure, fallen down an embankment and become trapped in the park.
The victim had texted her partner about the accident but could not provide details about exactly where she was in the heavily wooded area, police said.
A good Samaritan who was walking on a trail in the park heard the victim’s faint cries for help and called 911, but was also unable to pinpoint her location.
Officers then used the siren from a police car while talking on the phone to the good Samaritan to figure out the location, and found the stranded hiker about 20 minutes later, according to police.
She had fallen more than 50 yards down a steep hillside and was trapped.
The hiker was taken out of the park and treated at San Francisco General Hospital for injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said.