Homer woman rescued after fall during hike

Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2001

HOMER (AP) -- A Homer woman was recovering Tuesday after getting stuck on a ledge for five hours during a hike near Kachemak Bay, Alaska State Troopers said.

Elizabeth Dance, 48, had been trying to access the beach by a trail when she fell several feet, injuring her ankle. She tried to continue her climb down to the beach, but found herself on a ledge, unable to go up or down.

Dance sat on the ledge for five hours before a hiker heard her cries for help. The hiker notified troopers. Homer's volunteer fire department responded and helped a trooper rappel down to the site.

The trooper helped Dance secure herself to the rope and she was carried to the beach, where emergency medical technicians were waiting. She was taken to South Peninsula Hospital for treatment.

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