three Hikers Harm After Boulder Comes Free At Tuolumne County Climbing Spot – CBS Sacramento


TULOUMNE COUNTY (CBS13) – Three injured hikers had to be flown out of a popular climbing area near Jamestown over the weekend.

The injured hikers are lifted out of the grotto. (Photo credit: Tuolumne County Fire Department)

The Tuolumne County Fire Department said rescue workers responded to the Table Mountain grotto on Sunday afternoon to rescue several injured hikers. Apparently a boulder has come loose and injured the hikers.

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One hiker was seriously injured, according to rescue workers, while the other two sustained moderate injuries

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To rescue the hikers from the difficult terrain, Cal Fire TCU’s Columbia copter had to fly in and lift the hikers out.

The hikers were then flown to a landing area where an ambulance was waiting.

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No update was given about the conditions of the hikers.