live_truck_image_station_ad
Newswatch 16 Live Streaming

NOW with Newswatch 16 replays!

Woman Falls 50 Feet at State Park

Posted on: 8:07 pm, June 30, 2012, by , updated on: 08:16pm, June 30, 2012

Luz Fall6-26

BENTON — A woman hiking in a Luzerne County state park fell nearly 50 feet near a waterfall on Saturday afternoon.

Rescue teams responded to Ricketts Glen State Park in Benton around 3:00 p.m.

Rangers said the trail where the woman fell is miles inside the park which made it difficult for rescue teams to respond quickly.

Crews took precautions while attempting to reach the woman and planned the rescue carefully because of the terrain.  Teams took hours to carry the victim to safely.

No word on the name of the woman or the severity of the injuries.

An investigation is underway.

WNEP Facebook
WNEP Facebook

Follow WNEP on Facebook