First responders pull hiker from Blue Ridge Trail, report second drowning at Lake Berryessa

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A Fourth of July hike along the Blue Ridge Trail in rural Vacaville turned into a traumatic experience for a hiker Monday.

First responders from four agencies responded shortly before noon to a call of a hiker who was down on the trail.

The crew of a California Highway Patrol helicopter located the female hiker on the trail as a fire crew hiked in. The hiker was evaluated at the scene, hoisted up to the helicopter and flown to the Canyon Creek landing zone, where she was fully assessed and treated, the CHP reports. She was then transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Firefighters from the Vacaville Fire Protection District, Winters Fire Department and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit responded to the call.

Lake drowning
Napa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for a man drowning at the Lake Berryessa Oak Shores area of the reservoir — the second drowning at the lake in six days. The drowning victim was Marciallo Perez, 35, of San Pablo. 

On a social media post, Napa County Sherff’s Office reported Perez was unable to swim back to shore after saving his son from drowning. The Sheriff’s Marine Unit recovered Perez’s body at 4:17 pm.

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