Woman rescued after falling off bluff in Tennessee

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities say a woman who fell 50 feet off a bluff on Raccoon Mountain in Tennessee has been rescued and airlifted to a hospital.

Chattanooga Fire Department Battalion Chief Ashley May tells news outlets that the woman was at Laurel Point on Thursday morning when she fell and then rolled another 40 to 50 feet over rocks and brush.

The 32-year-old woman injured her leg in the fall and was unable to move on her own. Her injuries were thought to be non-life threatening.

Emergency responders secured the woman in a basket and firefighters used a rope and pulley system to help carry her safely up the steep terrain. She then was transported on an all-terrain rescue vehicle to an ambulance before she was airlifted to a hospital.