The California Highway Patrol used a helicopter to help save a rock climber who fell in the Twin Crags area of Northern California on July 13, 2017. The victim, a man in his 20s, fell about 20 to 30 feet and sustained serious lower-body injuries, according to the CHP.
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Watch helicopter rescue of fallen rock climber
Watch teen return wallet with $1,500 to owner's doorstep in Northern California
Watch rescuers save two stranded boaters off Montana de Oro
See the new coastal access trail in Morro Bay that survived a lawsuit
Watch the California National Guard's action-packed training exercise at Camp Roberts
Watch these two fierce tiger cubs become best friends at the San Diego Zoo
Mouse photo prompts closure of Nipomo fast-food restaurant
Listen to hundreds of birds caw loudly on a dark Monterey Bay night
Oroville Dam spillway taking shape in this September 11 flyover
Dramatic Coast Guard rescue of couple trapped in a cave at Mussel Rock Beach
Firefighters tackle Mission Fire near North Fork on the ground and in the air
Cal Fire honors battalion chief Helming who died in traffic collision after Railroad Fire
Tenaya Lodge employees take on fire suppression duties while smoke billows nearby
Melissa Vang was thrilled. "God bless this young man's heart," she wrote in a Facebook post that included this video. It shows Tyler Opdyke, 18, leaving her husband's wallet stuffed with $1,500 in cash to her doorstep in Elk Grove after waiting for someone to answer the door. Vang apologized for not opening the door to strangers, but later found the the teen and thanked him.
Two people were stranded after their boat overturned off Montana de Oro. After being alerted by someone on shore, the U.S. Coast Guard, Morro Bay Harbor Patrol and Cal Fire were able to rescue the two from their submerged vessel on Monday, September 18, 2017.
Two lonely tiger cubs became best friends when they met at the San Diego Zoo on Monday, September 11, 2017. One is a Sumatran tiger who was born at the National Zoo but was rejected by its mother; the other is a Bengal tiger that a teen purchased in Tijuana and tried to smuggle across the border to California.
Allison Gong, a Santa Cruz-based marine biologist and biology professor, came across hundreds of birds cawing loudly in Monterey Bay on September 1, 2017. "This is what it's like to be in a mixed flock of sooty shearwaters and common murres," she tweeted.
Fly right up the spillway at Lake Oroville as repairs continue during the week of September 11, 2017. In February, water flowing down the main Oroville Dam spillway during raging winter storms ripped a huge hole in that concrete structure.
A Coast Guard crew rescued a couple trapped in a cave at Mussel Rock Beach in Daly City in the Bay Area on Monday, September 11, 2017. The people reported the cave was accessible by foot during low tide, but due to the woman's injury, they were unable to make it back before high tide came in, the Coast Guard said. They received unspecified medical attention at the scene, the Mercury News reported, but were said to otherwise be all right.
Cooler temperatures, higher humidity gave firefighters a slight edge on the Mission Fire Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. CalFire public information officer Dan Olson gives an update on evacuations and containment as the fire continues to burn east of North Fork.
Cal Fire pays to tribute to U.S. Forest Service fire battalion chief Gary Helming of Pismo Beach who died in a collision on Highway 41 south of Highway 33 Aug. 31, 2017. He was on his way home from the Railroad Fire near Yosemite. A memorial is planned Wednesday in Santa Maria. The service, which is open to the public, is set to begin at 10 a.m. at Pacific Christian Center, 3435 Santa Maria Way.
Truckee CHP officers caught Rocky, a small dog, running alongside Interstate 80 on Aug. 28. They brought Rocky back to their office and got him some water before turning him over to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, according to CHP's Facebook page. While calls to the owner went unanswered, someone claiming to be the owner's neighbor responded in the comments saying that she had contacted the owners and that Rocky's dogsitter is on the way to pick him up.
A hiker traveling from Donner Summit to Squaw Valley was struck by lightning on Wednesday. While there was no sign of a thunderstorm, California Highway Patrol says it is imperative to check the weather forecast prior to hiking in the mountains. If lightning is expected, stay off the granite boulders and peaks as shown in this video, CHP warns, because you have a high probability of being struck by lightning.