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Hiker falls from bluff in Conway

Posted: January 20, 2013 - 3:58pm

A female hiker who fell from a bluff on the Cadron Ridge Trail in Conway Sunday afternoon was transported to Little Rock via Medflight, according to Conway Fire Chief Bart Castleberry.

The woman was with another female as the two hiked the trail above the Arkansas River. Castleberry said the first hiker's foot gave way, and she fell from the bluff into the water on her back. Her friend jumped in after her.

Other hikers who were not with the couple immediately called 9-1-1. Castleberry said the fire department sent its rescue boat out to the woman. One Conway firefighter was able to climb down the bluff and get to the woman and her friend until the boat arrived. Medflight transported her to Little Rock for her injuries.

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rathjen 01/21/13 - 06:28 am
Driving in on 64, I saw the

Driving in on 64, I saw the swarm of first responders headed that way. My first thought was OMG that there was a fire on that hilly terrain. Hopefully this individual will be OK.

We often taken our first responders for granted until we need them. I am glad that I live in a community that has such great and qualified individuals doing this not because they have to - but because they want to. Thank you.

bobcat 01/22/13 - 02:03 pm
The drop from Cadron Trail to

The drop from Cadron Trail to the river is no joke. That's a brave woman indeed to dive after her friend.

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