Pa. hiker airlifted to hospital after cliff fall

Posted: October 20, 2013 - 4:02am


READING, Pa. (AP) — Emergency responders rescued a hiker who fell about 30 feet down a cliff along the Appalachian Trail in eastern Pennsylvania.

Authorities say the woman lost her footing Saturday while sightseeing with a group at the Berks County site known as the Pinnacle.

Kempton fire chief Matthew Brett says the woman was airlifted to a hospital near Allentown. Her condition could not be obtained Saturday afternoon.