Injured SJ Hiker Spends 4 Days in Park - NBC Bay Area

Injured SJ Hiker Spends 4 Days in Park

After four days trapped in South Bay park, someone finally hears man's call for help



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    The park is if off Hick Road several miles south of Camden in Santa Clara County.

    A South Bay man out for a walk ended up spending four days in San Jose's Quicksilver County Park.

    San Jose police said the man fell and hurt himself bad enough that he could not get out of the park on his own.

    It took four days before he could get the attention of someone to get him the help he needed.

    The man was found Saturday morning around 7:30 a.m. That means he went out for the walk on Tuesday.  Police said he lived near the park.

    San Jose police reached out to the Santa Clara County Sheriffs Office for the actual rescue because the park is in its jurisdiction. 

    The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries.  Police did not say how serious they were and they did not identify the hiker.

    The Almaden Quicksilver County Park is off of Hicks Road in South San Jose. It used to be home to a mining community back in the 1800s. The park covers 4,152 acres.

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