Hiker Rescued After Fall At Red River Gorge

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Eddie Connor with Wolf County Search and Rescue says the hiker slipped on an icy rock and fell into a deep crevice where he was lodged between two large rocks.

STANTON, Ky. (AP) -- A hiker has been rescued from Red River Gorge after surviving a 60-foot fall down a cliff.

Rescue crews worked for hours on Saturday to rescue the man, who suffered life-threatening injuries.

Eddie Connor with Wolf County Search and Rescue says the hiker slipped on an icy rock and fell into a deep crevice where he was lodged between two large rocks.

The extent of the man's injuries was unclear, but officials say he's in critical condition mostly because of how long he was exposed to the cold weather. He is recovering at University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.


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