Crews, helicopter rescue trapped hiker from cliff in northwest Huntsville


Huntsville Fire and Rescue Crews, as well as Alabama State Troopers, help rescue a hiker trapped on a cliff northwest of Huntsville on Sunday. (Photo: Caitlan Dallas, WHNT News 19)

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Data pix.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Fire and Rescue crews helped rescue a hiker stranded on a cliff in northwest Huntsville on Sunday.

Officials said the man was hiking through rocky terrain near Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Highway and Jordan Lane when he got stuck.

"He had actually got to a point from the bottom up that he couldn't go any further and he actually couldn't go down either," said Capt. Frank McKenzie. "His cell phone actually had died when he was calling on the phone, and so we took crews out to evaluate the situation."

Alabama State Troopers and a state helicopter were also utilized in the rope rescue, as the man was lifted off the cliff to safety.

The hiker was not injured.

McKenzie added that his department spent the summer practicing rope rescues with state troopers for cases like this. This was their first time implementing those drills.

Trending Stories

Latest News

More News