Man Falls Off Cliff in Cumberland County
Cumberland County, TN (January 1, 2021) The Cumberland County Rescue Squad as well as first responders went to Cumberland Mountain State Park off of South Old Mail Road late at night after a man fell 25 feet off a trail. Workers with the Crossville Fire Department, Crossville Police Department, and Cumberland County Emergency Medical Services as well as the Cumberland County Fire Department and Cumberland Mountain State Park rangers helped with the rescue. The injured man was extracted from where he had fallen through a rope system as well as a terrain wheel basket. The victim was conscious when leaving the scene and was treated for injuries.
The National Park Services reports that drowning, motor vehicle crashes, and falls are the most common causes of unintentional deaths at parks. This trend has held true since 2007. While falls represent 17% of all unintentional state park deaths or 29 fatalities yearly, the number of people injured in falls at state parks is even greater. Remember, while the entities that operate state parks are sometimes protected from personal injury claims through sovereign immunity, government entities still have a responsibility to prevent victims from harm. When state parks forego this duty, they are guilty of negligence.
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