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Three Fall From Bluffs in 12-Hour Time Span

NEWTON COUNTY, Ark. -- Three people are in the hospital after falling from bluffs in Newton County Arkansas over the weekend.
NEWTON COUNTY, Ark. -- Three people are in the hospital after falling from bluffs in Newton County Arkansas over the weekend.

The Newton County Sheriff's Office says 29-year-old Scott Henrie, of Rogers, was free climbing Saturday near Hawksbill Crag when he fell 20 feet and became wedged between two boulders.

More than 50 rescuers worked to free Henrie, who was later flown to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. He is listed in stable condition with multiple serious injuries.

A little over three hours later, while the Henrie rescue was taking place, a call of another fall was reported.

This one was at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch near Mt. Sherman, Ark. According to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, an unidentified male had fallen about 30 feet while climbing at the resort. The man was accessible without needing Search and Rescue teams and was flown to the Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.

Around 2 a.m. Sunday, almost nine hours after the previous fall, another report of a fall came in to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a statement, a man and woman were near the edge of a bluff at Horseshoe Canyon when the woman fell nearly 10 feet. She was transported to North Arkansas Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries.



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