Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Man rescued after being stuck on cliffside while climbing at Cliffside Park

From The Journal Times.com:

Dillion Armstrong stands covered in mud after Deputy Jared Kroll of the Racine County Sheriff’s Office rescued him. Armstrong's right leg was stuck in a muddy hole at Cliffside Park and he was unable to move.

CALEDONIA — Racine County Sheriff's Office saved a young man whose leg was stuck in a "muddy hole" on the side of a cliff at Cliffside Park.

Tuesday at around 9:30 a.m., Racine County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a 911 hang up call of a man stuck on a cliff at Cliffside Park, 7320 Michna Road, according to a press release issued by the Sheriff's Office.

Racine County Communications said the 911 call had disconnected and that the caller had advised his phone was dying.

Racine County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies and Water Patrol Deputies responded to the area. The training division, which was on a separate assignment, overheard the call and responded with a sergeant and two deputies.

An intensive search was conducted by responding personnel. Just after 10 a.m. Racine County Sheriff’s Office Training Division Deputies located Dillon Armstrong stuck on the side a cliff.

Armstrong was approximately seven feet below the top of the clay cliff. The cliff was significantly eroded and was at an approximate 45-degree slope. Armstrong’s right leg was stuck in a muddy hole up to his thigh and he was unable to move.

From his position, he was not visible from the water or top of the cliff.

Deputy Jared Kroll climbed down the cliff with the help of a squad issued throw rope. Kroll dug Armstrong out of the hole and brought him to the top of the cliff.

"We are happy to report there were no injuries sustained in this rescue," the press release stated.

From: https://journaltimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/man-rescued-after-being-stuck-on-cliffside-while-climbing-at-cliffside-park-rescued/article_b27b5ebb-fe48-5595-a021-1ddcdeb834b8.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1

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