Rock climber airlifted by Lifestar following fall in Meriden park

MERIDEN — A woman was airlifted from Doctor Francis Giuffrida Park Saturday afternoon, after she fell rock climbing and injured herself.

Firefighters were dispatched to the area around 1:30 p.m. Firefighters said that a woman called 911 after she fell. First responders had to perform a technical rope rescue to get to the hiker and get her into Lifestar.

Firefighters said that the woman was conscious and alert during the incident. She was transported to Hartford Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.