Woman survives 50-foot fall at Table Mountain

A Camp Fire survivor is now also the survivor of a 50-foot fall at Table Mountain.

Posted: May 3, 2019 4:59 PM
Updated: May 3, 2019 5:20 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - A Camp Fire survivor is now also the survivor of a 50-foot fall at Table Mountain. 

Tessa Vasquez was hiking with her 11- and 13-year-old sons on Monday at Table Mountain, near Hollows Fall. 

She said she's hiked the rocks before and it's a popular place to venture. 

Vasquez said she was at the bottom of the water hole, climbing the rocks with her kids when it happened. She followed them up to the side of the waterfall, got to the top, grabbed onto a loose rock, and then fell to the bottom.

She said when she fell she couldn't feel anything. 

"My kids were there at the top of the mountain. They didn't see me fall, however, they heard it and they were just kind of looking over. Seeing them with such concern, I was like 'ok I've got to get up, I've got to sit up and show them that I'm OK,'" she said. 

Butte County Search and Rescue took Vazquez by helicopter to Enloe Medical Center. 

Vasquez said she's very sore and can't walk without crutches, but she's lucky to have the injuries that she does. 

See the full interview with Vasquez in the video below: 

**NOTE: Authorities originally reported the fall at Phantom Falls. However, we confirmed that the fall actually occurred at Hollows Fall.**

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