Rescuers hoist hiker to safety after steep fall

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Rescuers Hoist Hiker To Safety After Steep Fall


A 25-year-old hiker who fell down an incredibly steep embankment under Washington's highest bridge was rescued in a dramatic fashion.

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While it's still unclear how the Washington State man fell, CBS reports that several teams of Mason County agencies found him underneath the High Steel Bridge in the Olympic National Forest. A rescuer repelled down the the 420 foot bridge to the Skokomish River and hoisted the hiker back up to safety.

The unnamed man was brought to a local hospital and is being treated for a broken leg.

Apparently, the 25-year-old wasn't the only hiker to be found on Tuesday. A thirteen-year-old boy who was separated from his hiking group in California's Kings Canyon National Park was found nearly twenty hours after going missing. He was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

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