A man was rescued from the Rock Pool area of Malibu Creek State Park on Sunday afternoon after falling and hitting his head, the third rescue in four days for Malibu Search and Rescue (SAR).
SAR, a division of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department, responded to a call on Sunday at 12:20 p.m. of an injured male who had fallen in the Rock Pool and had hit his head on a rock, suffering a head laceration.
The male, a 28-year-old from Santa Ana, was carried out of the area by a rescue litter and litter wheel into an awaiting LA County Fire helicopter and was taken to a trauma center for treatment.
Sunday’s medical transport marks 72 Malibu SAR rescues so far in 2014, including a woman rescued from the Rock Pool on June 10, a hiker rescued from Point Dume on June 30, a climber rescued from Malibu Creek on July 13, a hiker rescued in Agoura Hills on July 24 and the two youngsters rescued from Tapia Park on July 25.
At this time, there is no word as to the condition of the male rescued on Sunday.