Man rescued after fall into ravine

WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – It’s summer and hiking season. And that can mean busy times for the area’s search and rescue teams.

About 6:30 a.m. Saturday, the Wolfe County Search and Rescue team which handles much of the Red River Gorge area, was called to a man who had fallen down a cliff into a ravine to the south of Chimney Top Trail.

The man had suffered a lower extremity injury, according to the rescue team’s Facebook post.

The rescue team and ambulance personnel hiked to the man and used a “high-angle” rescue operation to get him from the ravine up the cliff to a trail where he could be taken to a waiting ambulance.

The rescue team had help from the Kentucky State Police, U.S.Forest Service-Daniel Boone National Forest, Wolfe County Sheriff’s Office, and Breathitt-Wolfe EMS.

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