Helicopter Rescues Climber Clinging to a Cliff

The stranded climber called 911 after he got stuck 5,000 feet up in the mountains in Washington.
1:39 | 07/04/14

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Suspicious circumstances. Homicide investigators. Not a good sign. Newly released video shows a helicopter team in Washington state, saving a hiker at 5,000 feet. Worried he wouldn't be able to hang on. Reena ninan has the story. Reporter: Climbing the mountains near snoqualmie county, Washington state, isn't for the faint of heart. 11:30. Reporter: On Monday night, one headache found out the hart way. And every vertigo-inducing moment, caught on day. The strandened climber calling 911, saying he was 5,000 feet up. There is not much room. Get me down there. And we'll see how this works. Reporter: First on the scene, was the helicopter rescue team. Just ten feet, the rescuers lowered down on a cable. After a new words with the climber. Soon, they are hoisted up towards the helicopter. Dangling over the mountains. It's a scene right out of a movie. Once lifted into the chopper, we can't see what anyone's saying. But the relief on the face of the rescued climber says it all. Moments later, the successful rescue ends with a handshake. All in a day's work? Wow. That was incredible. There's always stunning plays at wimbledon.

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