Woman Falls 200 Feet Into South San Jose Ravine; Rescue Underway

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A woman fell off a cliff and into a ravine in South San Jose Thursday, and firefighters were at the scene trying to assess her injuries and rescue her Thursday afternoon.

Firefighters received a report that the woman had fallen at 12:43 p.m. near the intersection of Mt. Umunhum Road and Hicks Road in the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve, Capt. Mary Gutierrez said.

An engine truck company and an urban search-and-rescue team were dispatched the scene, and Cal Fire is also assisting, Gutierrez said.

The woman is wounded, but the extent of her injuries is not yet known because she fell 200 to 250 feet down into the ravine and rescue workers are having trouble communicating with her.

Firefighters are also anticipating assistance from the California Highway Patrol, which told the fire department it could lend a helicopter to the effort, Gutierrez said.

 

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