Woman Falls 60 Feet Over Cliff In Tarentum
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A 19-year-old woman was rescued after she fell 60 feet over a hillside in Tarentum.
It happened Sunday evening off of Route 28, between exits 13 and 14.
Officials say she and others were riding ATVs through the woods, when they got stuck.
She fell while on her way to look for help, but was spotted by a passerby on the road.
“I just happened to look up,” said Denny Wadding who witnessed her fall. “She was clean at the top of the hill there, down there she went, end over end, bouncing like a rag doll.”
Wadding stopped his car, ran up the hillside and called 911.
She told officials she suffered a medical emergency before falling over.
“The situation dictated that she had some trauma from the fall,” said Eureka Deputy Fire Chief Brad James. “She’s alert, oriented somewhat … she’ll be evaluated and assessed at the trauma center.”
Emergency crews had to use rope to lower her down about 45 feet onto the highway.
Crews also looked for her boyfriend near the scene, but weren’t able to find him.
Officials say her fall wasn’t the first in that area and they’ve become prepared for these types of emergencies.
No word on the woman’s identity or condition.
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