MADERA, Calif. (KFSN) -- Naval Air Station Lemoore is investigating why a helicopter had difficulties landing while rescuing a hiker with a broken ankle in Madera.
Around 10 a.m. Saturday, the Madera County Sheriff's Office received a call about a hiker with a broken ankle in the area of Garnet Lake and Thousand Island Lake.
That's near the Pacific Coast Trail.
The Madera County Sheriff's Office coordinated with NAS Lemoore to dispatch a helicopter crew to rescue the hiker.
However, the helicopter experienced difficulties while responding and had to make a hard landing.
Thankfully the four service members on board only suffered minor injuries.
A safety and rescue team was sent to help the crew and hiker.
NAS Lemoore says the cause of the crash is under investigation.