Hiker Rescued After 400 Foot Fall

Posted at 8:41 AM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-18 10:41:43-04

A hiker who survived a 400-foot fall on Mount St. Helens says her rescue is "Nothing short of a miracle." 

32-year-old Brittany Fintel was injured when she slipped down a snowy slope Saturday. 

Two other hikers, a nurse and a member of a search and rescue team, witnessed the fall and came to help. 

Eventually the Coast Guard found her, and she was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where she is recovering from a concussion, a broken hip, a broken rib, and a small fracture in her spine.

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