Woman Falls 40-50 Feet off Cliff at Peninsula Park

There was a rescue operation in Peninsula State Park Saturday evening after a woman in her 30’s was hiking atop the bluff near Eagle Tower and fell off a cliff. The emergency call came in just before 5:30PM after she fell about 40 to 50 feet and landed on a shelf halfway down the cliff. Gibraltar Fire Chief Andy Bertges reports that her friends were able to reach her on a path along that shelf in the bluff. Fire Chief Bertges explains the initial response…

Due to the difficult location of the patient and the decreasing daylight conditions, a MABAS call for mutual aid was made. Using ropes and other rescue equipment, they were able to hoist her from that shelf in the bluff straight down to the shoreline where a DNR Rescue boat was waiting shortly before 8:30PM…

Present on the scene were fire and rescue departments from Gibraltar, Ephraim, Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor, Sister Bay Liberty Grove, Jacksonport, Sturgeon Bay, Southern Door, and the Brussels-Union-Gardner Department. The response also included Door County EMS, the Wisconsin DNR, the Door County Sheriff’s Office, and Theda-Star. From the shoreline, the DNR boat transported her to the Nicolet Boat Launch where an ambulance was waiting. From there she was taken to the Ephraim-Gibraltar airport where the Theda-Star helicopter then took her to the hospital. Fire Chief Bertges says everyone worked together very well in the response…

The identity of the female hiker is not available at this time.

Advertisement
Posted in News | Tagged |

Comments are closed.