Women Rescued After Falling Into Gorge at Akron Falls Park

July 6, 2013 Updated Jul 6, 2013 at 10:57 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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Women Rescued After Falling Into Gorge at Akron Falls Park

July 6, 2013 Updated Jul 6, 2013 at 10:57 AM EDT

AKRON, NY (WKBW-TV) - A Niagara Falls woman is recovering after she fell 75 feet into the gorge at Akron Falls Park. The woman's boyfriend told police she was sitting on the stone wall and said that she fell over backwards.

She could not be seen from the top but could be heard screaming for help. Members of the Akron Fire Department Rescue Team rappelled down the gorge to reach her. She was able to be lifted to a nearby trail and carried to an awaiting ambulance. The victim was then transferred to Mercy Flight and taken to ECMC.

The 46-year-old suffered head, back, arm and leg injuries.

Deputies were assisted by Akron police and State Police. Investigation in to the incident is ongoing