Woman Gets Stuck on Cliff While Trying to Rescue Cat Helicopter rescues woman; cat rescues itself By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff Posted Sep 1, 2015 8:00 PM CDT 22 comments Comments Stock photo (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A 51-year-old California woman who climbed up a steep slope behind her house to rescue one of her cats ended up needing to be airlifted off the cliff, CBS Los Angeles reports. The cat, meanwhile, made it down safely on its own. While attempting to retrieve the cat yesterday, Sara Beebe slid about 50 feet and twisted her ankle, according to the Orange County Register. Too hurt to climb the rest of the way down, Beebe started yelling for help, and eventually a neighbor called 911. Firefighters used a helicopter to airlift Beebe to safety, and she appeared to have learned her lesson. "I am going to have to start letting the cat be a little more independent," Beebe tells CBS.