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Hiker airlifted after fall in Jessamine Creek Gorge

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A hiker was airlifted after falling at the Jessamine Creek Gorge.

A hiker told LEX 18 that he saw a woman, possibly in her early 20s, fall while climbing in the area. She said he heard a call for help and rushed to her.

He estimated she fell about 50 feet.

Emergency workers say they were called to the scene a little after 1 p.m. The terrain made the area difficult to get to, so the National Guard had to be called in to use a helicopter to airlift the woman out.

She has non-life-threatening injuries.


Bridgett Howard

Bridgett Howard

Bridgett is a web content producer. She was hired in 2015.
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