Authorities say a San Bernardino County sheriff’s helicopter crew rescued a Colorado lady early Saturday morning after she fell 200 feet down a route in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Ruth Woroniecki, 40, had left her campsite at Lytle Creek to climb Cucamonga Peak, according to officials.
Woroniecki slipped on ice and fell 200 feet before landing on a downed tree, according to Cpl. Chris Mejia, a spokesperson for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
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Mejia stated that a hiker discovered Woroniecki and activated a handheld GPS gadget to summon assistance.
After discovering Woroniecki’s location, a rescuer was dropped off nearby by a helicopter crew, who then trekked in to assist her. Mejia stated that winds made the rescue difficult, but Woroniecki was spotted, loaded onto the helicopter, and transported to a local hospital.
On Sunday, Woroniecki’s condition remained unknown.
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