NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - A hiker that fell from a cliff at Hook Mountain State Park in Nyack, New York, has been rescued.
SkyFoxHD was overhead when the man was lying on the ground near a tree. He apparently fell from one plateau to a lower one and may have landed on a tree.
Several emergency responders from the police and fire departments responded to the scene. The extent of the 25-year-old man's injuries are unclear. He was able to call for help from his cellphone. Rescuers locked on to his location via GPS before the phone battery died.
The Rockland County High Angle Rescue Team hoisted a rescue basket to the man, placed him on it, and got it down the mountain, the Clarkstown Police Department said. Police said the hiker was conscious and talked to the rescuers.
Hook Mountain State Park is part of the Palisades Interstate Park system within Rockland County.