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Indiana crews rescue man from cliff over Ohio River

A young man was pulled to safety after he fell from an Ohio River overlook early Saturday in Harrison County.
Credit: DNR
Crews rescued a young man who fell from a cliff over the Ohio River in Harrison County, Ind. early Saturday, April 30, 2022.

HARRISON COUNTY, Ind. — Conservation officers and several southeastern Indiana fire rescue teams joined Harrison County crews to pull a man from the side of a cliff over the Ohio River Saturday morning.

“Thank you, you saved my life,” he said when he was brought back to the top of the cliff, according to a Facebook post by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. 

At approximately 3 a.m., three young adults were standing near a scenic Ohio River overlook on The Narrows Road in southern Harrison County when one slipped and fell over the cliff.  

Three fire departments responded, along with EMS and sheriff's deputies from Harrison County and staff from O’Bannon Woods State Park, to extract the man from the cliffside. 

He was able to "glimpse the sunrise before an ambulance ride to the hospital," according to DNR.

At least two of the three men, none of whom were identified by name by conservation officers, had apparently been drinking before the one fell off the cliff.

He is expected to recover from his injuries.

Credit: DNR
Crews from three local fire departments and Harrison County sheriff's and EMS personnel worked to pull a man from a cliff overlooking the Ohio River early Saturday, April 30, 2022.


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