Hiker Airlifted After Falling Over Phantom Falls

Photo: Flickr/Lisa Ouellette

A 34-year-old woman was visiting the Table Mountain Ecological Reserve on Monday when she fell “20 to 30 feet” over Phantom Falls. With her moderate injuries, she was able to climb back to the top of the falls where she was airlifted to Enloe Hospital by Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team.

The woman was visiting the popular spring hiking area near Oroville with her family when the rocks she was standing on gave way and led to the tumble. From top to bottom, Phantom Falls is 164-feet, making the woman very lucky to escape the fall with minimal injuries.

Search and Rescue had a busy weekend, with multiple rescues of hikers and boaters. (Butte County Search and Rescue)

The incident capped a busy weekend for the Butte County Search and Rescue team, who rescued four missing hikers out of the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, three lost hikers at Ravine Falls on Table Mountain and performed a water rescue for a family stranded on the Sacramento River.

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