Hiker rescued by helicopter from NJ cliff - New York News

Hiker rescued by helicopter from NJ cliff

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MYFOXNY.COM/AP - A woman who was hiking along a cliff in Alpine, New Jersey had to be rescued by helicopter after she became stranded on Sunday afternoon.

The NYPD Aviation Unit flew a helicopter alongside the steep cliff, about 200 feet from the ground, to safely remove the woman at about 2:30 p.m.

The helicopter hovered at about 50 feet above the hiker as an officer was lowered to her. She was placed in a rescue basket and taken to Nyack Hospital where she was listed in stable condition with a broken ankle.

Seven members of the Aviation Unit participated in the rescue as did members of the Piermont Volunteer Fire Department.

Alpine is approximately 15 miles northwest of Manhattan.

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