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(PHOTOS) Natrona firefighters save woman from 30-foot drop-off at Independence Rock

A Natrona County Fire District firefighter is lowered to a woman who was stuck on an edge on a 30-foot drop off at Independence Rock work a rescue at Independence Rock on June 29, 2022. (Natrona County Fire District Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County firefighters helped a woman back to safety this morning after she was found stuck on the edge of a 30-foot drop-off on the north side of Independence Rock.

The woman had been attempting to find her way down, the Natrona County Fire District reported.

Natrona County Fire District firefighters work a rescue at Independence Rock on June 29, 2022. (Natrona County Fire District Facebook)

A Natrona County Sheriff’s Office deputy made contact with the woman upon arrival, and it was determined that she was unharmed and only needed assistance getting down, the fire district said. Crews gathered medical and rope equipment and made their way to the area.

“Emergency personnel climbed to the area above the patient, created a lowering/raising rope system and dropped down to the patient,” the fire district reported. “The patient was placed into a harness, helmet and gloves and raised back up to the edge safely to the rest of the rescue crew.”

Natrona County Fire District firefighters work a rescue at Independence Rock on June 29, 2022. (Natrona County Fire District Facebook)

The woman was taken to the bottom of the rock by alternative route and checked by medical personnel with a Banner Health ambulance.

“The outcome of this incident was a positive one, which we are all thankful for. With that being said, we would like to remind our residents and visitors to think about your safety, always, when recreating in our county. Whether it’s hiking the trails, swimming in water, climbing on rocks, going off-roading and on, we want you to get home safe and sound,” the fire district said.

Natrona County Fire District firefighters work a rescue at Independence Rock on June 29, 2022. (Natrona County Fire District Facebook)

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