Oakhurst man rescued after falling down waterfall in Sierra National Forest

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Several first responders came together to help save a 31-year-old Oakhurst man who fell down a waterfall in the Sierra National Forest on Wednesday.

Madera County sheriff's officials say the man was swimming near the Jackson Swimming Hole, just east of Tenaya Lodge, around 4 p.m. when he slipped and fell.

A group of 20 rescuers hiked a mile to find him and used a rope to pull him across a creek and back to safety.

The 31-year-old suffered major injuries in the fall. He was taken to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno by helicopter.
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