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News Release

Western Taney Co. Fire Protection District responded Thursday to a report of women who had fallen from a cliff along East Lake St. in the Mt. Branson area.

Responding firefighters found the victim had fallen some 25 feet down a very steep embankment. She was clinging to small trees and complaining of minor injuries.

Ambulance personnel were able to climb down to the victim and initiate patient care. WTCFPD Technical Response Team assisted in placing the victim into a stokes basket and bringing her to the top of the embankment.

The woman was taken to a local hospital. Crews were on scene approximately one hour.