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Kentucky woman falls at Garden Of Gods

updated: 9/22/2009 9:21 PM

KARBERS RIDGE, ILL. -- A Kentucky woman fell at the Garden of the Gods Tuesday afternoon. Saline County Central Dispatch received a 911 call at 12:41 p.m. Thursday of a female that had fallen near Table Rock, near the Camel Rock in the Garden of the Gods, 11 miles southwest of Equality.

The woman fell approximately 90 feet. She was rescued by the Equality Fire Department, Hardin County Emergency Management repelling team, Saline County Sheriff's deputies, and the Illinois State Police. The name of the woman has not been released, pending family notification. The female is in her 30's and is from Owensboro, Kentucky. She was taken from the scene by Saline County EMS and transferred to Lifeflight helicopter. She was flown to St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, with major injuries.

The U.S Forest Service and the Illinois State Police are investigating the incident and assisted with the rescue.


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