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Woman Falls 50 Feet From Cliff At Queen's Bluff

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Posted at 8:45 PM, Jul 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 09:04:26-04

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -  For the second time in less than three months, first responders rescued a person who fell from a cliff at King and Queen’s Bluff in Clarksville.

Montgomery County EMS and Clarksville Fire Rescue crews responded to the latest accident at the park around 1:15 p.m. Monday.

A woman in her 20’s slipped and fell about 50 feet off one of the trails and injured her head. She was transported by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. At last report, she was in stable condition.

It is unknown what caused her to fall.

Montgomery County EMS say they respond to accidents “frequently” at the park, and incidents typically increase in the summer.

In May, Christian Harrison, 18, was seriously injured after slipping and falling about 60 feet from a cliff near the same location.

The popular hangout is located on Max Court off the 41A Bypass in Clarksville, and is filled with steep walking paths and cliffs that overlook the Cumberland River. There are no guardrails, or daily supervision, and hikers and rock climbers are warned to proceed at their own risk.

“As long as you pay attention to the ground and where you are stepping it is ok,” said Stephon Tucker, who visits the park frequently. “If you are just walking down here and not paying attention, then you shouldn’t be coming down here in the first place.”

The property is owned by the Southeastern Climbers Coalition.

A spokesperson for the Clarksville Mayors Office said the company would be responsible for making any safety improvements. No one at the company could be reached for a comment.