UPDATED: Two People Rescued After Falling Off DeKalb County Bluff
DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Two people were hurt after falling from a bluff in the northern part of DeKalb County Thursday night.
The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office confirms two people were rescued just north of Ider. The area is called Deer Head Cove and is very near the Georgia line.
Sheriff Jimmy Harris said the victims are 22 years old and 23 years old. The two men were reportedly both taken for emergency care after the rescue.
Matt Woods, a volunteer with Fischer Rescue Squad, tells WHNT News 19 he was at the rescue. He said DeKalb County 911 contacted his group around 11:30 p.m. Thursday and they quickly joined a number of law enforcement and emergency crews on scene.
Woods estimates the individuals fell at most 75-100 feet. Both were found alive but injured. Woods said the men told rescuers that one of them was hunting arrowheads and fell. When his companion tried to rescue him, he also fell.
The medical condition of the two men as of Friday morning is unknown.
Fischer Rescue Squad is a volunteer, privately-funded, rescue team which aids primarily in rescue and recovery efforts near Little River Canyon.