Day Hike Leads to Big Rescue at Alum Rock Park

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     Firefighters rescued a man stranded in a  ravine at Alum Rock Park, a fire department spokesman said.
         

    A report of a stranded hiker came in at about 11:30 a.m., San Jose  fire Capt. Charles Rangel said. The man is stuck down a 70-foot ravine, he  said.      
    A Cal Fire helicopter took off just after 2:30 p.m. to rescue the  hiker, Rangel said.
         
    "They're making their way over to the stranded person and they're  going to lower a firefighter down to that person," he said.
         
    It hasn't yet been determined whether the hiker will be assisted  back up the ravine or hoisted up to the helicopter in a long-line rescue, he  said.