Hiker rescued after fall in Jessamine Creek Gorge

Hiker rescued after fall in Jessamine Creek Gorge
Specialized equipment had to be brought in to rescue the hiker. (Source: Angela Reighard)

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WAVE) - A hiker had to be airlifted out of the Jessamine Creek Gorge after falling 50-feet down an embankment near the waterfalls while climbing in the area.

It happened around 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The hiker was conscious, and crews used a helicopter to help rescue her from a remote area. A bystander told WAVE 3 News’ sister station, WKYT she was bleeding, but she was able to move her extremities.

Rescue teams set up a command post in the parking lot off Corman Lane, but had to walk through the trails to find her.

A medical helicopter landed near the scene, and the fire department brought in specialized equipment to reach the hiker.

Thankfully, the hiker has non-life threatening injuries.

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