FORESTHILL, California (KCRA) – A California teen is recovering after falling nearly 250 feet down a steep ravine Wednesday.
Tyler Grandy suffered a head injury and cuts to his legs, but he is expected to survive. The teen was alert as he was airlifted out of the Foresthill canyon.
“I’m grateful that he’s resilient and bounces like a ball,” said Mary Grandy, Tyler’s mother.
A Foresthill firefighter was lowered down the hillside and connected Grandy to a rescue harness before he was able to be lifted up.
Due to the teen’s location, a California Highway Patrol helicopter had to reconfigure its hoist system.
It was about 3:30 p.m. when Grandy was pulled to safety from the ravine, said Lt. John Poretti, with the sheriff’s department.
The table plummeted down the cliff with the boy.
Grandy was awake and talking throughout the rescue operation, Poretti said.
Crews took him to the trauma center at the Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He has since been treated and released.
“He was just, obviously upset,” Mary said about her son’s state of mind when she talked to him in the hospital.