Rescuers hoist woman from base of dam

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SAN DIEGO – A woman who fell from the Otay Lakes Reservoir was found Monday and hoisted by a rescue helicopter, officials said.

A hiker found the unidentified woman at the base of the dam and contacted San Diego Sheriff’s Department just before 6 p.m.

Otay Lakes ReservoirRescuers climbed down to assist the helicopter in hoisting her out of the area.

Deputies told Fox 5 that the woman was in serious condition at Mercy Hospital. She was having a difficult time speaking to rescuers.

It was unknown how long she was at the base of the dam.

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