Boy, 4, ‘miraculously’ OK after fall at Red River Gorge


WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – A four-year-old child is OK after falling down a 70-foot cliff Friday at Red River Gorge, rescue crews said. The child had a few cuts and bruises, but for the most part, came out unscathed.

Rescuers call it “nothing short of a miracle.”

It happened around 2 p.m. Friday near Princess Arch.

The boy hit multiple ledges on his way down, officials said. His father scrambled down the cliff face to get to him and carry him to rescue crews who had been called and were on the way.

“Obviously going through your head, kind of goes the worst-case scenario in that,” said Drew Stevens, public information officer for Wolfe County Search and Rescue. “Being on a number of missions in that area and generally speaking, they can be pretty rough.”

The little boy cried at the sight of his father, but remained in good spirits throughout it all, crews said. The child was checked out at the hospital and determined to be OK.

“He was talkative and talked a lot about superheroes, as lots of four-year-olds are pretty big into superheroes,” Stevens said. “Asked if we were superheroes and I replied, ‘No, but I think you are.'”

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