By CBS13 Staff

TULOUMNE COUNTY (CBS13) — Three injured hikers had to be airlifted out of a popular climbing spot near Jamestown over the weekend.

The injured hikers being lifted out from the Grotto. (Credit: Tuolumne County Fire Department)

The Tuolumne County Fire Department says, Sunday afternoon, emergency crews responded to the Grotto at Table Mountain to rescue several injured hikers. Apparently, a boulder came loose and injured the hikers.

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One hiker was seriously hurt, rescuers say, while the other two suffered moderate injuries

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In order to rescue the hikers from the difficult terrain, Cal Fire TCU’s Columbia Copter had to fly in and lift the hikers out.

The hikers were then flown to a landing zone where an ambulance was waiting.

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No update on the hikers’ conditions has been given.