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.

Monday, Sep 3, 2012  |  Updated 8:26 AM PDT
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Crews Rescue Woman Off Mt. Tam

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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.

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