Woman survives 50-foot fall; being outside all night in near zero temps

A woman who fell off a large rock while hiking was rescued after spending the night outside.

The Berea Fire Department said hikers heard a woman yelling for help at The Pinnacle Hiking Trails in Madison County on Monday morning at about 7:45, according to WKYT.com

The hikers said the unidentified woman told them that she fell off a 50-foot rock while hiking on Sunday night at about 6:00. One of her gloves was found on the rock.

The temperature in the Berea area on Sunday night and into Monday morning reached a low of 9 degrees, with a wind chill of -6.

Rescue crews had the woman removed by mid-morning. Reports indicate she was alert and speaking, and suffered rib and leg injuries.

(Photo courtesy of WKYT.com)

By Ken Howlett, News Director

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