VIDEO: Woman falls off horse down trail, saved in dramatic air rescue

Video courtesy of the California Highway Patrol

A woman who fell from a horse on a trail in Mount Diablo State Park was rescued this afternoon with assistance from a California Highway Patrol helicopter. 

The search and rescue effort took place on the Dusty Road Trail near the Wall Point Road Fire Trail. 

Helicopter H-30, along with San Ramon Fire District personnel, arrived at the scene after the emergency request was made at 12:15 p.m. 

The chopper was approximately 75 feet over the scene when it lowered a CHP flight officer paramedic for assistance. 

The woman was placed on a rescue device and was flown about two miles away to a waiting San Ramon Valley Fire ambulance. 

The woman was taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries and is expected to recover.