Person rescued after falling 100 feet off a cliff in Pulaski County

Local News

PULASKI COUNTY, Mo.- One man is in serious condition after falling 100 feet off a cliff near Devil’s Elbow Campground.

According to the Waynesville Rural Fire Protection District, crews were dispatched for a rescue of a person that had fallen from a cliff around 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Once crews got to the scene, they found a man 300 feet up the hillside at the bottom of the rock cliff he was climbing on.

“Rescuers ascended the hill and secured the patient. Rescuers performed a technical rope rescue to remove the injured person from the hillside,” a Facebook post says.

The man was airlifted to Columbia, Missouri with serious injuries.

Sgt. Mike Mitchell with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells Ozarks First there is no criminal element in this investigation.

The Patrol was on scene assisting with traffic.

Other agencies that helped in the rescue are:

  • Fort Loenard Wood FIre
  • Pulaski County Ambulance District
  • Phelps Air
  • Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Local Sports

More Local Sports

World News

More World News

Trending Stories

Washington DC Bureau

Washington DC Bureau

Newsfeed Now

More Newsfeed Now