Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tech Student Falls From Window Cliffs

The Putnam County Rescue Squad was called out over the weekend to help with the retrieval of a Tennessee Tech student, who had fallen in the Window Cliffs area near Burgess Falls Park. The area, which is on private property, has been the scene of several accidents over the years. In this case, officials say the student -- in his 20s -- had been camping with friends when he fell some 50 to 65 feet to the rocks below. Some reports say the students were jumping from cliff to cliff when the accident occurred. Rescue crews maed their way down to the area and carried the victim back out to a waiting helicopter ambulance, which airlifted him to Erlanger Medical Center in critical condition, with possible head and spinal cord injuries.