The Madera Tribune

Women tells of how walk turned into an ordeal

Most newspaper content here is incomplete. Want it all? Sooner? Subscribe to our full print and online editions by calling (559) 674-4207 and get both for the price of one!

webmaster | 10/29/12
Author(s): 

MODESTO (AP) ― A Central Valley woman is describing how what had started as a pleasant walk one morning earlier this month in Yosemite National Park turned into a three-day ordeal.

Jessica Rose Garcia says after an orientation meeting on Oct. 6 for her new job at the Wawona Hotel in the park she decided to go for a long walk.

The 23-year-old Garcia told the Modesto Bee that after walking for more than three hours, she slipped on a wet rock and fell off a cliff, landing 35 feet below in a creek bed, between the cliff wall and a boulder.

Because of injuries, and large boulders blocking her path, she was unable to climb out of the area.

When a search was mounted and rescuers finally found her, Garcia was lifted out of the creek bed on a rescue basket, then taken to a hospital in Fresno.

 

comments powered by Disqus