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Grand Canyon: Woman Rescued After Fall Into Canyon

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avatar Grand Canyon: Woman Rescued After Fall Into Canyon
June 05, 2009 03:02PM
Grand Canyon National Park (AZ)
Woman Rescued After Fall Into Canyon

Late yesterday afternoon, rangers rescued a 38-year-old woman who'd fallen from the rim near Mather Point, sustaining non-life-threatening injuries. Park dispatch received two separate 911 calls from visitors reporting the fall around 4 p.m. Responding rangers found the woman about 50 feet below the rim a quarter mile west of Mather Point and rappelled down to her. She was then put into a litter and brought to the rim using a rope haul system. She was then flown to Flagstaff Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.
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