Palo Alto hiker rescued in Yosemite after fall

The California Highway Patrol documented the rescue of a seriously injured hiker from Palo Alto that happened in Yosemite.
April 22, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
The California Highway Patrol documented the rescue of a seriously injured hiker in Yosemite.

It happened on Sunday, when Blake Parkinson of Palo Alto fell about 30 feet onto a rock ledge on Higher Cathedral Spire.

Crews hoisted Parkinson into the helicopter.

They flew Parkinson to Yosemite Valley where a medical helicopter brought him to a hospital in Modesto.

The experienced climber is expected to survive.


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