Video: Harrowing chopper rescue at Yosemite National Park

Dramatic video released Tuesday by Yosemite National Park officials shows the rescue of a backpacker who narrowly escaped death.

A helicopter hoisted the unnamed man to safety from a boulder at the base of Upper Yosemite Fall where he had nearly plunged over a waterfall, according to the Associated Press.

Watch the May 28 rescue unfold:

Michele Kirk


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