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Backpacker saved after fall in Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A backpacker who narrowly avoided plunging to his death from a waterfall is hoisted to safety and its caught on camera.

It happened back on May 28th at Yosemite National Park.

The video shows a helicopter hovering over a gorge with the backpacker trapped on a boulder.

Officials say he was able to scramble onto it after slipping and falling into the rapids.

The backpacker was treated for hypothermia.

Park officials say he would have died if he had not been able to get onto the boulder.