- Associated Press - Monday, July 4, 2016

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) - It’s been a busy season for rescue workers in Ithaca’s famous gorges, with three complicated rescues in the past week.

The latest was around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, when a man called 911 saying he’d fallen into Cascadilla Gorge behind a Cornell frat house. The Ithaca Fire Department says rescue workers found the injured man at the base of an 80-foot embankment and carried him out.

Last Tuesday, Ithaca firefighters used ropes to rescue a girl who had broken her ankle jumping from a cliff into a pool on Six Mile Creek. The next day, they used safety lines to rescue four camp counselors from a gorge wall above Ithaca Falls.

And in May, firefighters used water rescue gear and ropes to rescue a man from the gorge above the falls.



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