Man rescued after falling off cliff at Castlewood State Park - KMOV.com

Man rescued after falling off cliff at Castlewood State Park

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The scene at the Castlewood State Park (Credit: Metro West Fire Protection District) The scene at the Castlewood State Park (Credit: Metro West Fire Protection District)
The scene at the Castlewood State Park (Credit: Metro West Fire Protection District) The scene at the Castlewood State Park (Credit: Metro West Fire Protection District)
The scene at the Castlewood State Park (Credit: Metro West Fire Protection District) The scene at the Castlewood State Park (Credit: Metro West Fire Protection District)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A man fell off a cliff at the Castlewood State Park Saturday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to the park when the victim fell 20 feet from the top of a cliff and was trapped 60 feet from the ground. Crews from the Metro West Fire Protection District and West County EMS and Fire Protection District worked quickly to secure the victim from falling further and causing more injuries.

Crews initiated what is called a “high angle rescue” operation to rescue the victim.

After the rescue, the victim was taken to a nearby hospital and suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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