MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) – A man was rescued after he suffered a stroke while hiking and fell down a hillside Saturday afternoon, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.

At around 2 p.m., the MCSO’s Open Space Rangers responded to a medical call on the Big Rock Ridge Trail on the Lucas Valley Open Space Preserve, officials said. A man in his 50s fell down the hillside after suffering a stroke and received lacerations.

Open Space Rangers responded to the man and rendered aid to his injuries while waiting for transportation. The 50-year-old was placed on a backboard and carried up the hillside.

CHP Golden Gate Division Air Operations assisted with the rescue and flew the victim to a nearby hospital in Walnut Creek.