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NYPD helicopter rescues hiker trapped on cliff

NEW YORK - Members of the New York Police Department's Aviation Unit rescued a hiker with a broken ankle from a cliff near the Hudson River in New Jersey.

Amanda Graham, 36, was hiking with relatives Sunday afternoon when she slipped and tumbled down a cliff, landing about 200 feet from the ground in Alpine, N.J., CBS News York reports.

Members of the NYPD Aviation Unit flew a helicopter alongside the steep cliff and hovered about 50 feet above the woman while an officer was lowered to her.

Graham was placed in a rescue basket and taken to Nyack Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition with a broken left ankle.

Seven members of the Aviation Unit participated in the rescue.