Crews Rescue Woman Off Mt. Tam

Crewmembers hoisted the woman about 50 feet from the cliff's edge into the helicopter, according to the CHP.

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        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 
    Creek.
      A CHP paramedic aboard the helicopter gave the woman medical 
    assistance until she arrived at the hospital, where she was treated for a 
    non-life-threatening injury.