>>a high school student is hospitalized after falling dozens of feet off a cliff.
>>wfmz is alexander hogan is live at the lehigh gap nature center with more on how the student was rescued alex.
>>feel joy this student was flown to lehigh valley cedarcrest he is in stable but critical conditions, according to police we know that yesterday 3 friends came here hiking through these woods tracking all the way up to this ledge that you see behind me when one of them fell off nearly a 100 feet.
>>we're not sure exactly why he it is obscene iraqi area.
Rescue teams combed the appalachian trail woods in search of a hiker who fell 82, a 100 feet he had 7 severe injuries.
>>around 06:00pm wednesday, a 17 year-old from allentown and a 17 year-old from schneck spill called 911 after their 18 year old friend from copley slipped off a ledge plummeting below to lehigh gap nature center in washington township.
>>they were able to get into a matter of fact.
To valley cedar crest for man more advanced care.
>>police say the high school boys scaled what's known as the devil's pulpit where they were hiking is not a trail.
The executive director of the lehigh get nature center says the appalachian trail close that area 3 years ago.
Each year he says he sees 10's of thousands of hikers take to the map various 17 years now since we opened this to the public.
I don't recall an injury.
You know any more than a twisted ankle couple hopes 18 year-old recovers quickly but fears this will affect future hikers just 2 weeks ago officials closed a nearby hiking spot glen onoko falls after injuries and deaths along the trail.
I'm afraid that this will make people think this is a dangerous place to be and it's not.
It took state police firefighters and ems nearly 3 hours to conduct this search and rescue and as far as the boy when they found him they say that he was talking over again, he is currently at the hospital.
>>facing multiple injuries.