Falls, some with tragic results, have been on the rise in central Kentucky’s Red River Gorge. Recent accidents have kept members of the Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team busy.
In less than a week, two children went missing, an Ohio man fell to his death, and a female hiker survived a fall. The Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team responded to two of those accidents. Deputy Coordinator John May says the number of falls is up this year. “You know our team specifically responds to 30 to 40 rescues a year and we have already exceeded that,” said May.