A California Highway Patrol helicopter rescued a San Francisco
woman suffering from a medical emergency on a trail on Mount Tamalpais Sunday
evening, a CHP officer said.
A CHP helicopter crew responded around 7 p.m. Sunday to a report
of a woman having a medical emergency on a trail on the eastern side of Mount
Tamalpais State Park, according to CHP officers.
Once the helicopter crew arrived on the scene about 10 minutes
later, a park ranger was with the victim, who was lying on a rock outcropping
with steep cliffs on each side.
The helcopter crew lowered rescue equipment to the park ranger who
placed the victim, a 28-year-old woman, in the equipment.
Crewmembers hoisted the woman about 50 feet from the cliff's edge
into the helicopter, according to the CHP.
Since she was in need of immediate medical assistance, the
helicopter crew took the woman directly to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut
A CHP paramedic aboard the helicopter gave the woman medical
assistance until she arrived at the hospital, where she was treated for a