Hiker Ledge Rescue

August 1, 2012 - 7:36 PM
In this Saturday July 28, 2012 photo released by the Fresno County Sheriff's Department, a helicopter and Fresno County Sheriff's search and rescue team member rescue a Santa Barbara, Calif. man from a rocky ledge on Dog Tooth Peak in the Sierra Nevada, 45 miles northeast of Fresno, Calif. A hiker weary from clinging to the side of a Sierra peak for days was rescued by a sheriff's deputy who sprinted 300 feet up the 45-degree slope just as the hiker was losing his grip. (AP Photo/Fresno County Sheriff's Department)