Post by Greg Stamper on Dec 25, 2018 23:32:00 GMT -5
Man dressed in red rescued from Chimney Top Rock A man with a white beard, dressed in a red suit and hat, was freed from a crack in Red River Gorge Monday night By Erin O'Neil | December 25, 2018 at 6:34 PM EST - Updated December 25 at 6:52 PM
WOLFE COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - The Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team has rescued a white-bearded man wearing a red suit and hat from Chimney Top Rock in Red River Gorge.
Last night (Christmas Eve) around 7:15 p.m., a rescue team was deployed to search for a lost subject--a man who was reportedly stuck in a crack shaped like a chimney in Red River Gorge.
Dispatchers attempted to call the man back after his initial 911 call but were unable to reach him, due to what they think was poor cell service in the area.
It was reported that the man was driving a red vehicle with Canadian plates.
The subject was finally located trapped in a crack at Chimney Top Rock. Despite being stranded, the man was uninjured and reported to be in jolly spirits.
A high angle rope rescue team was deployed, who, despite cold, dark conditions and a difficult terrain, rescued the man dressed in red around 8:30 p.m.
Once freed, the man explained that he was familiar with his route, and did not need to bring a map, compass or any other navigation equipment, as he had made several chimney trips each year on Christmas Eve for quite some time. He also stated that he was an expert in exploring chimneys.
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