An injured woman was pulled to safety during a delicate rescue operation Sunday afternoon in the Cleveland National Forest, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
Sheriff’s officials said a vehicle rolled over on the Margarita Ranch, about one mile south of the Three Sisters Falls trailhead, in the Boulder Creek area.
A 51-year-old woman was thrown from the car and down a steep ravine. The sheriff’s ASTREA helicopter hovered 100 feet overhead as rescuers hoisted the victim from the ravine, according to officials.
ASTREA flew the seriously injured woman to Cal Fire Station 81 in Ramona. Mercy Air then flew her to the hospital. Officials have not released her name or condition.
Officials said three other people inside the car. There is no word on what caused the crash.