TULOUMNE COUNTY (CBS13) — Three injured hikers had to be airlifted out of a popular climbing spot near Jamestown over the weekend.
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.READ MORE: 3.6-Magnitude Quake Centered Near Kingvale Shakes High Country
One hiker was seriously hurt, rescuers say, while the other two suffered moderate injuriesREAD MORE: 'Its Devastating That We Are At This Point': Critical Blood Shortage Impacts Patients
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.
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No update on the hikers’ conditions has been given.