LAND RESCUE UNFOLDED AT PA GRAND CANYON - 6:30 PM.
On Saturday evening, October 15, 2016, around 6:30 PM Wellsboro and Galeton fire crews were dispatched to the Leonard Harrison State Park near the overlook area for a land rescue.
Early reports claimed that there may have been 2 individuals that apparently left the trail and climbed out on a rock ledge and were unable to climb back up.
By 7:33 PM rescue crews had been on scene for 45 minutes into the rescue. Unconfirmed reports to FNN claimed that a female was able to climb out, however, the other individual was located by 7:47 PM and extrication of that individual followed. The patient was extracted by 8:05 PM.
Neither of the two individuals were injured in the incident and rescue crews were reported safely back at the top of canyon b 8:17 PM. All emergency and fire crews were cleared a short time later from the park.
Visitors to the Pa Grand Canyon are urged to stick to trails and not venture off these marked trails for their own safety. When one willingly leaves a trail, not only to they risk injury and possible death, but they also put those who have to rescue them at risk of injury and death, as well.
Congratulations on a very successful rescue to the Wellsboro and Galeton volunteer fire crews and all volunteers that assisted on scene with this incident.