Man rescued from steep cliff in upstate New York park after runner heard him

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022
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A man was rescued from a steep cliff in an upstate park Wednesday morning. Naveen Dhaliwal has the story.

NYACK, New York (WABC) -- A man was rescued from a steep cliff in an upstate New York park Wednesday morning.

It was reported that 46-year-old Mandeep Tiwana went missing Tuesday after he didn't return home from a hike at Nyack Beach State Park.

The Nyack Police department searched the park with K-9 units and drones but could not find him.

Elyse Vandorpe was running along a trail in the park Wednesday morning when she could hear a man's voice coming from a ledge above.

She stopped a fellow runner and they both called out, but couldn't hear what the man was saying.

I was a quarter mile down and I heard somebody screaming like 'help me help me,'" Vandorpe said. "I tried to scream up the mountain and they started communicating with me."

The pair called the park police who reached out to the Nyack Fire Department for an emergency rescue.

A helicopter crew was able to reach Tiwana and transported him to the Montefiore Nyack Hospital.

Tiwana is recovering in the hospital and is expected to be okay.

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