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Hiker rescued from Red River Gorge, officials say equipment failed, causing fall
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, September 30, 2013 7:28 AM EDT
The beauty of Red River Gorge ran into its dangers over the weekend for one hiker.
WLEX-TV in Lexington reported that crews got the hiker safely out of the area and took him to a hospital.
In order to get everyone safely out, the crews had to work their way along the cliff using ropes for safety and a basket to get the climber out.
Wolfe County Search and Rescue Squad worker John May told WKYT-TV the hiker was using a temporary anchor in a crack in the rock and fell when the equipment broke loose.
The man's name was not released.