Woman slipped while on the snowy trail leading to the top of the falls Monday, Dec. 27

COURTESY PHOTO: CORBETT FIRE - A woman was rescued after dangling from a dizzying hike at Multnomah Falls. A hiker was rescued Monday, Dec. 27, as she dangled nearly 300 feet in the air after slipping while hiking above Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge.

The woman, who was not identified, was on the trail leading up to the top of the falls from the Benson Bridge when she slipped over the cliff while walking on the snowy path. She was able to hang onto a tree root at the dizzying height while emergency crews were contacted.

Bystanders lowered a small rope to help until members of the Corbett Fire District arrived to pull her to safety. The woman was rescued and wasn't injured during the incident.

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