YOU SAW IT HERE FIRST: A 36-year-old hiker was airlifted from the from the steep, rocky cliffs along the Hudson River in Alpine after she apparently broke her ankle while walking along the Hudson River this afternoon.
An NYPD helicopter joined rescue teams in extricating the woman from a steep cliffside area of washed-out stone 200 feet above the shoreline.
The hiker, Amanda Graham, slipped on a rock and fell a short distance before grabbing onto a rock and pulling herself up.
After Piermont firefighters were unable to reach her from below, two choppers were called in. They got her into a Stokes basket and out.
The chopper flew her from there to a baseball field in Piermont, where a waiting ambulance whisked her to Nyack Hospital just before 4:30 p.m.
TOP PHOTO (left): Ed Tapanes (right)
STORY / TOP PHOTO (right), PHOTOS BELOW: BIll Demarest
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Award-winning newsman Bill Demarest , Editor of Nyack Free Press , has been a reporter and editor covering New York and New Jersey for more than 30 years.