Emergency crews in Trumansburg yesterday (September 25) morning rescued a person who had fallen about 30 feet from a rock ledge at Taughannock Falls State Park.
Officials with Trumansburg Fire and EMS responded and initially thought the person fell near the overlook area.
It was later determined the person toppled over while trying to scale a rock ledge in a restricted area towards the bottom of the falls.
Crews were able to access the restricted area where the person fell with the use of a Kubota machine, which allowed them to quickly move across the creek’s unforgiving terrain.
They were then able to able to get to the person and administer initial medical attention, before transporting them to Cayuga Medical Center and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The Trumansburg Fire Department, along with the NYS Police and park staff, remind everyone to please stay on marked trails and not to adventure off to restricted areas.
You are not only putting yourself in harm’s way, but also jeopardizing all the first responders who come to your rescue.
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