Pike Creek woman injured in fall on Appalachian Trail
By Mellany Armstrong

Updated Monday, October 21, 2013 - 8:00am

A Pike Creek woman is in the hospital after falling about 30 feet over a cliff from the Appalachian Trail in eastern Pennsylvania.

Authorities say 38-year-old Lara Kadambi was in critical condition Sunday night at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.

Kadambi had to be rescued from a section of the trail known as the Pinnacle, a rocky area not easily accessible by vehicles.

Authorities say Kadambi fell early Saturday afternoon. It took rescuers about 40 minutes to reach the woman and another 90 minutes to move her to a safety basket and onto a trail where a helicopter flew her to the hospital.

Kadambi was being treated for head injuries.

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