WILLIAMSPORT - A woman was rescued from the Potomac River and flown to a hospital after falling 75 to 80 feet from a cliff near McMahon's Mill on the C&O Canal, firefighters said.
"Apparently, (they were) walking the trail or hiking, and then they were doing some rock climbing," said Capt. Kevin Lewis of Williamsport Fire and EMS.
Crews were dispatched to the scene at 5:30 p.m., a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher. A crew in a boat took about an hour and 10 minutes to reach the woman, who is from New York, Deputy Chief Fred Cole said.
After being taken by boat to a waiting helicopter, the woman was flown to Washington County Hospital at 7:27 p.m., the dispatcher said.