Woman rescued after fall off of 60-foot cliff

Emergency workers rescued a woman who fell down a cliff at the Muscatatuck Caverns in Jennings County Wednesday.

According to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to assist Rescue 20 medics and Campbell Township Fire Department at about 6:29 p.m. Wednesday evening after a woman fell down a 60-foot tall cliff at the caverns near Butlerville. Medics Paige Bush and Andrew Wiley led a rope rescue mission to get the patient to safety. The rescue took about two and a half hours.

After bringing her back up the cliff, she was flown by helicopter to a trauma center for treatment of serious injuries.

Sheriff Kenny Freeman praised the rescue workers as heroes, saying they train constantly to provide the best care possible to victims.

Photo courtesy of Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.