- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Colorado couple has been rescued after falling about 20 feet off a cliff next to train tracks in Jefferson City.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune (https://bit.ly/1Sy9qLi ) reports that a homeowner called authorities Monday night after finding the man and woman. The homeowner made the discovery after noticing an unoccupied car at the end of a cul-de-sac.

Emergency personnel determined the male had severe injuries, and the female suffered moderate injuries.

The couple was almost directly across from the old Renns Prison on the other side of the Missouri River.

The location complicated rescue efforts. The victims were carried along the tracks to a spot where their stretchers could be lowered by ropes to a sand bar to meet a boat.

All train traffic was stopped during the rescue operation.

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Information from: Jefferson City News Tribune, https://www.newstribune.com

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