Labor Day hiker rescued in Red River Gorge

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Red River Gorge

STANTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A woman hiking in the Red River Gorge on Labor Day was rescued after calling 911 for help, according to Powell County Search & Rescue.

Crews say the call came in to Auxier Ridge Trail around 1:35 p.m.

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They say a woman had jumped over to Haystack Rock and realized getting back safely may not have been possible, so she called for help.

Crews say Billy Ginter was hiking in the Gorge when the call came in and that Billy Wilcox came to help.  A harness and a left side maneuver and rope was used to bring the woman to safety, according to crews.

Everyone was safe by 4:00 p.m., according to rescue crews.