Post by Greg Stamper on Oct 15, 2015 22:41:03 GMT -5
High Number of Accidents at Red River Gorge By Stu Johnson WEKU News
Falls, some with tragic results, have been on the rise in central Kentucky’s Red River Gorge. Recent accidents have kept members of the Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team busy.
In less than a week, two children went missing, an Ohio man fell to his death, and a female hiker survived a fall. The Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team responded to two of those accidents. Deputy Coordinator John May says the number of falls is up this year. “You know our team specifically responds to 30 to 40 rescues a year and we have already exceeded that,” said May.
May says the autumn months tend to be the busiest at the Gorge. May’s safety suggestions include leaving alcoholic beverages at home and staying on the safe side of barriers.
An Ohio man died after failing to make a jump at the popular Chimney Top Rock site. May says crossing over barriers is never a good idea. “When you jump across you’re actually jumping down and when they get over to the Chimney, they try to jump back up," he said. "So, now you’re jumping across that crack and you’re jumping up and unfortunately in many cases, they don’t make that leap back up.”
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jameskay: im new to this ...I love the gorge ... I have heard of a place called leukeegee (spelling maybe wrong )has anyone heard of it and if so how to get to it ...
Mar 9, 2016 9:50:56 GMT -5
Garmin mapping GPS map of RRG: The link on the Home Page to the Garmin GPS map file is broken. Does anyone have this file? Please contact Rich at RRRRLEWIS@GMAIL.COM Many thanks!
Mar 17, 2016 15:54:29 GMT -5
Curious: How do I pay a parking ticket gotten at Red River Gorge
Apr 9, 2017 21:52:33 GMT -5
Red River Darth: Anyone know how to get to Sky View Arch? seems to have little to no info
Aug 18, 2017 8:43:45 GMT -5
stixman: I was sure where to post this request, but would it be possible to add a link to my website hhttps://www.kentuckywalkingstick.com on your link page? I am from eastern Kentucky and have been making walking sticks and canes for many years..
Apr 16, 2018 0:00:43 GMT -5
jamiekaj: I'm new to climbing (been in the gym for about a month now) and am looking for partners to get me to the gorge and back (from Lexington) / teach me a few things. I have gear (minus a rope) and could provide pizza, gas, and beer.
Jul 25, 2019 15:20:13 GMT -5