Man rescued after falling off cliff next to Hunter Musem

Man rescued after falling off cliff next to Hunter Musem

August 14th, 2016 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

This is a developing story.

A man was rescued after he fell off a cliff above the Tennessee River in downtown Chattanooga, according to a fire department news release.

At 10:57 p.m. the Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a request for a water rescue. Upon arrival Squad 1 and Capt. Robert Thompson were told that the incident was not a water rescue but that someone had fallen off a cliff by the Hunter Museum.

The man was found approximately 20 feet down a steep embankment which was about 80 feet above the Tennessee River. He had jumped a fence underneath the observation deck of the Hunter Museum.

The man was rescued using technical rope rescue techniques and his injuries are reported to be minor.

Units responding and assisting at the incident were the four fire/rescue units as well as a battalion chief from the Chattanooga Fire Department, the Chattanooga Police Department and Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services.


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