CHP Helicopter Rescues Woman From Mount Tam Cliff

Police respond to report of a woman having a medical emergency on the eastern side of Mount Tamalpais State Park.

A California Highway Patrol helicopter rescued a 28-year-old 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 problem on a trail on the eastern side of , according to CHP officers. The nature of the medical problems was not released, but the CHP said they were not life-threatening injuries.

Once the helicopter crew arrived about 10 minutes later, a park ranger was with the woman, who was lying on a rock outcropping with steep cliffs on each side.

The helicopter crew lowered rescue equipment to the park ranger who placed the woman on a stretcher suspended by cables. Crew members 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. None of the hospitals in Marin County has a trauma center. A CHP paramedic tended to the woman until she arrived at the hospital.

— Bay City News Service


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