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  • 5 July 2014, 22:06

Dramatic Footage Of Helicopter Cliff Rescue

A hiker clinging to a cliff face has been saved in a dramatic helicopter rescue.

The unnamed man shouted for help after becoming stuck 5,000ft up a cliff above Melakwa Lake in Washington state.

He was told it would take emergency services several hours to arrive and feared he would not be able to cling on long enough.

Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team captured the scene on video as they saved him.

They successfully attached him to a harness and lifted him to safety.

The hiker appeared unharmed by his ordeal and it is not known how he became trapped on the cliff face.

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