Woman falls 9 metres at Hamilton's Felker's Falls

Hamilton firefighters rescued an injured woman who fell about nine metres at Felker’s Falls on the Stoney Creek Mountain.

Hamilton firefighters rescued an injured woman who fell about nine metres at Felker’s Falls on the Stoney Creek Mountain.

Emergency crews responded to the incident at 1:39 p.m., said Hamilton Fire Department spokesman Claudio Mostacci.

Firefighters conducted a high-angle rope rescue to lift her to safety. Paramedics then rushed her to hospital just after 3 p.m. 

Mostacci said he didn’t know the nature of the woman's injuries. 

He said the icy conditions at the top of the falls made for a tricky rescue. 

“It’s a delicate situation normally, and the ice and cold intensifies it,” he said. 

Roving news photographer Dave Ritchie posted this picture of the rescue to Twitter: