Guntersville woman rescued from rock ledge

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  A Guntersville woman is likely counting her blessings after she became stuck on a rock ledge Tuesday night.  The woman, who was not identified, climbed up the cliff along Lurleen Wallace Drive.

A witness told WHNT News 19 that the woman, who was wearing a long dress, climbed up the cliff barefoot.   The witness says she reached a certain point and realized she couldn't go any farther and couldn't get back down.


The Guntersville Fire Department brought a ladder truck to the scene and went up and got the woman down.   Guntersville Police officers were seen talking to the woman and her boyfriend after she was rescued.    No charges are expected to be filed.

Filed in: Northeast Alabama

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  • Nuclear Mike

    And almost fatal misjudgment on her part to endanger herself and the rescuers in such a reckless manner…

  • Jennifer Irvine

    perhaps they should bill this very stupid person for the fees that we tax payers are gonna pay, rescue squad, officers cost money. Why should we pay for her stupidity ?

  • Think like a lawyer

    In her situation, I would negotiate during the initial call, inviting the fire department to a “training activity'” whereby they could practice rescue skills in a real-life scenario as long as they didn’t charge me. I would request their agreement in writing. Then if I got a bill, I would bill them back that amount and then some.

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