CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK ? A Westminster man hiking with his girlfriend Wednesday at Crystal Cove State Park was rescued by helicopter after falling about 30 feet from a cliff, officials said.
Officials said the man was 49 but they did not release his name or information on his condition. He was flown to Mission Trauma Center in Mission Viejo with head and arm injuries, Crystal Cove State Park Superintendent Ken Kramer said. Authorities are still investigating whether drugs or alcohol were involved in the incident.
The man and his girlfriend were hiking near cliffs at the west end of the park and apparently left the designated trail, officials said. After the man fell, an elderly man walking his dog discovered him while his girlfriend had gone to get help, Kramer said.