Firefighters rescue rock climber stuck on the side of Lookout Mountain’s Sunset Rock

Sunset Rock, Lookout Mtn.
credit: Chattanooga Fire Department
credit: Chattanooga Fire Department

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- Firefighters came to the rescue of a rock climber in trouble on the west side of Lookout Mountain.

Chattanooga Fire and Lookout Mountain Fire personnel responded to Sunset Rock on Sunday morning.

The 24-year-old climber got stuck on the side of the cliff and was hanging by a rope.

First responders located him from above and conducted a high angle rescue.

He was descending the rock face and didn’t bring enough rope. He was not injured.

CFD Squad 1, Squad 20, Quint 14, USAR 1 and Battalion 1 Blue Shift responded.

The Chattanooga Fire Department and trains on rope rescues regularly, so they are prepared to respond incidents like these.

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