Woman rescued after falling on gorge trail near Ithaca, dropping 30 feet

  • Source: LocalSYR.com
  • Published: 08/10/2018 03:22 AM

Crews in the Town of Ithaca worked through the darkness on Thursday night to rescue a woman who was injured after falling along a gorge trail. Ithaca Fire Department and Bangs Ambulance were called to the gorge trail in Six Mile Creek just before 8 p.m. on Thursday after a woman fell about 30 feet down from the trail. Firefighters say they found her near the 60 foot dam with serious injuries. She was unable to walk. Crews used ropes to get down to the injured woman and begin treatment. They then used a rescue basket to haul her up the out of the gorge, before carrying her along a narrow trail to a waiting ambulance. The woman was then take by helicopter to a trauma center. Crews say the entire rescue took about two hours. The Ithaca Fire Department says many of the area trails are narrow, can be slippery and are difficult to see in the dark -- reminding people to always stay on marked trails.


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