… but then changes his mind when ‘copter arrives
A hiker used his personal satellite location device to call for help on the Mount Whitney Trail on June 14. When a California Highway Patrol helicopter showed up soon after, the hiker got cold feet and declared he could walk out on his own.
He had stated that he wanted a ride to his car.
The name of the hiker is not being released. Inyo County Sheriff’s Office Records Supervisor Wendy Stine told The Sheet the 911 call is not public record because it contains medical information about the hiker and would require a subpoena to access that record.
The Sheet had no idea that being “tired” constitutes a medical condition.