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New York police rescue injured hiker from cliff

NEW YORK (AP) — Members of the New York Police Department have used a helicopter to rescue a hiker with a broken ankle from a cliff near the Hudson River in New Jersey.

Police say the injured woman was found stranded on a cliff about 200 feet from the ground in Alpine, New Jersey, about 15 miles northwest of Manhattan.

It happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 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.

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

Seven members of the Aviation Unit participated in the rescue.

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