published Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Man rescued after fall on Signal Mountain

A man fell onto his back while swinging from a rope Wednesday at the blue hole on Signal Mountain and had to be rescued by Walden’s Ridge Emergency Services, according to Amy Maxwell, Hamilton County EMS spokeswoman.

According to Chief Jimmy Hillis, of Walden's Ridge Emergency Services, the 22-year-old male victim from the Apison area fell 20 feet below when a rope broke that he was swinging from at the Blue Hole

Rescue personnel entered the woods near Sitton Mills Road on all-terrain vehicles and traveled five miles to the patient after receiving the call at 6:30 p.m., Maxwell said.

Due to the rough terrain and the patient’s serious injuries, rescue personnel took 30 minutes to bring him out of the woods, Maxwell said. A Life Force helicopter was at the scene and transported the patient to Erlanger hospital.

The patient’s name or condition have not been released.

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