61-year-old man falls 100 ft. off Signal Mountain
At 11:20 am on Sunday, a 9-1-1 call was made reporting a male was cutting brush on the side of the cliff when he fell down the side of the mountain.
Signal Mountain Fire Department responded to 202 North Palisades Drive and requested a mutual aid response for additional manpower and rope rescue teams.
Walden’ s Ridge Emergency Services, Lone Oak Volunteer Fire Department, Red Bank Fire Department and Chattanooga-Hamilton County Rescue responded to the scene.
According to fire officials, rope rescue units repelled down to the patient and reported he was conscious, alert and speaking to rescue personnel.
Rescue efforts took 3 1/2 hours to extricate the patient, evaluated by Hamilton County EMS and transported to Erlanger Medical Center for further treatment.