Woman Survives Scary Fall at Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

A 63-year-old Palo Alto woman is recovering after a scary fall at Yosemite National Park over the weekend.  The California Highway Patrol says the woman was hiking on the Nevada Fall trail on Saturday and slipped on ice.  She fell backwards and landed on a granite surface, 10 feet below.

With a fractured back, she was unable to walk and rescuers were unable to immediately carry her to safety.  The CHP says rescuers stayed with the woman overnight, until Sunday morning, when a CHP helicopter landed at the top of Nevada Fall. 

Rescuers airlifted the woman to Ahwahnee Meadow, where paramedics came to her aid.  She was then taken to a hospital in Modesto to be treated for her injuries.