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Sunday afternoon Wellsboro Fire Departmentand Wellsboro EMS & Rescue along with Department 10 (Galeton) and UPMC ALS were dispatched to the Leonard Harrison State Park for the report of a male fallen approximately 300 feet over the canyon edge
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By Wellsboro Fire Department
April 30, 2024

Chief 1-30 (Simmons) and Chief 1-10 (McCarthy) responded to the scene and while En route the communication center advised that the individual had not fallen but was unable to self rescue. Assistance was requested from Middlebury Township Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. and Morris Township Volunteer Fire Company #1

Units arriving were met by DCNR staff who confirmed that the individual was off trail and was unable to self rescue.

Members from all departments hiked into the area and established high angle rescue operations. The individual was rescued and found to have no injuries. All crews exited the wilderness area with no injuries reported.

Thank you to all involved for a safe and successful rescue!


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