3 hikers severely injured in fall in Red River Gorge - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

3 hikers severely injured in fall in Red River Gorge

(Image: hspauldi/Flickr) (Image: hspauldi/Flickr)
FRENCHBURG, Ky. (AP) -

Three hikers have been rescued after falling nearly 50 feet in the Red River Gorge in Menifee County and suffering traumatic injuries.

Multiple media outlets report that the members of the trio were found lying in and near the Red River on Sunday morning. Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team Assistant Chief John May says the unidentified hikers sustained severe injuries, including head injuries and possibly broken bones. They were taken to area hospitals.

May says it took 35 volunteers from Wolfe, Powell and Menifee counties four hours to locate and rescue the hikers.

The hikers had been part of a group of about 10 people who were hiking late Saturday when the three people fell off a rock outcrop in the Douglas Trail area.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

    Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

    Monday, June 18 2018 4:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 08:20:01 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 11:41 AM EDT2018-06-18 15:41:46 GMT
    (Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP). U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration policy and law enforcement actions at Lackawanna College in downtown Scranton, Pa., on Friday, June 15, 2018.(Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP). U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration policy and law enforcement actions at Lackawanna College in downtown Scranton, Pa., on Friday, June 15, 2018.

    Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new "zero-tolerance" policy that refers all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution.

    Full Story >

    Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new "zero-tolerance" policy that refers all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution.

    Full Story >
  • Justices: No definitive ruling on partisan districts

    Justices: No definitive ruling on partisan districts

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:40 AM EDT2018-06-18 14:40:07 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 11:41 AM EDT2018-06-18 15:41:42 GMT
    The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party. (Source: CNN)The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party. (Source: CNN)

    The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party.

    Full Story >

    The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party.

    Full Story >
  • Giuliani says Trump may consider pardons after Russia probe

    Giuliani says Trump may consider pardons after Russia probe

    Monday, June 18 2018 2:10 AM EDT2018-06-18 06:10:02 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 11:41 AM EDT2018-06-18 15:41:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy in Washington. Giuliani said Sunday, June 17, 2018, that...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy in Washington. Giuliani said Sunday, June 17, 2018, that...

    Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani says the president might pardon his former campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once the special counsel's work ends.

    Full Story >

    Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani says the president might pardon his former campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once the special counsel's work ends.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly