- Associated Press - Friday, June 27, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a woman who fell from a cliff in a mountain range outside of Albuquerque is in serious condition.

KOAT-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1jUypaN) the woman was free-climbing Thursday morning in the Sandias when a rock she was holding onto broke.

Rescue workers say she tumbled and landed on her back.

They say she was conscious when they reached her. Crews lifted her to the top of the crest and she was airlifted to a hospital.

Mark Beverly, a member of the Albuquerque Mountain Rescue Crew and who also knows the hiker, says the woman is an expert climber.

Officials say drought conditions have made the Sandias unstable and that could have contributed to her fall.


Information from: KOAT-TV, https://www.thenewmexicochannel.com/index.html



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