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Person falls more than 50 feet from a cliff at Lake Monroe



BLOOMINGTON – Monroe Fire District units responded to the Spillway on Valley Mission Road at Lake Monroe this afternoon to rescue an individual who fell at least 50 feet off a cliff.

Firefighters were able to access the injured person from the bottom of the cliff,loaded them into a stokes basket, and carried the injured person a short distance until they reached an opening between the two cliffs.
Parking lot where the injured person was loaded into the waiting ambulance

U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers employees arrived on scene and used their pickup truck to transport the patient from the base of the cliff to the parking lot where the ambulance was waiting.

The patient was transported to IU Hospital Bloomington with serious injuries.

The patient was conscious and able to communicate with the first responders on the scene.

Monroe Fire Protection District was assisted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Monroe County Sheriff, and IU Health Ambulance Service.

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