FOR IMMEDIATE RELEA,
September 06, 2018
SUBJECT: High Angle Rescue, Low Water Bridge
CONTACT: Keith Stammer, Public Information Officer
On Wednesday, 05 September, the Joplin Fire was dispatched to the area or Wildcat Park, near low water bridge at approximately 10:07 PM. 911 advised that two males had fallen off a cliff and were injured. This happened in the cliff area of what is known locally as Mother Nature’s Crack.
JFD arrived and had to use ropes to get down to the two males. They were assessed in place. They were then removed with a rope rigging system and hauled back to the top of the cliff. An ambulance was waiting for them there and they were transported to a local hospital.
Four JFD units 10 personnel assisted by Redings Mill Fire, Mets, and Newton County Ambulance. Units remained on scene until 11:43 PM.
For more information, contact the Joplin Fire Department at 623-0403 or 624-0820.