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Accident at Popular Swimming Hole

Hathaway Pines, CA — Linda Bennington of Railroad Flat is recovering from injuries she received after falling off a waterfall near the Candy Rock Recreation Area on the Stanislaus River.

The Calaveras County Sheriff´s Department says it received a call at 5:30 p.m. Monday about a female who fell and was injured.

Personnel from the Sheriff´s Department, the California Highway Patrol, Ebbetts Pass Fire and the Sheriff´s Search and Rescue Team responded.

Upon arrival, they found the injured Bennington who had fallen from one of the upper falls to the lower falls.

A CHP helicopter from Stockton was used to extricate Bennington from the remote river bottom to a nearby Ebbetts Pass Fire Ambulance.

She was taken to Mark Twain St. Joseph´s Hospital in San Andreas where she was treated and released.

Written by Vanessa Turner.