Ithaca and Cornell officials worked for two hours to retrieve a man from Cascadilla Gorge Sunday morning.

Courtesy of the Ithaca Fire Department

Ithaca and Cornell officials worked for two hours to retrieve a man from Cascadilla Gorge Sunday morning.

July 3, 2016

Officials Rescue Injured Man From Cascadilla Gorge

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Ithaca first responders rescued a man from the Cascadilla Gorge early Sunday morning, according to an Ithaca Fire Department release.

The man called Tompkins County Dispatch at approximately 1:30 a.m., saying that he had fallen into the gorge between College Avenue and Stewart Avenue and requesting assistance, the release said.

The man recounted that he had fallen approximately 80 feet down the embankment while looking for firewood behind 125 Edgemoor Lane, the location of Cornell’s Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

Ithaca Police and Cornell safety workers worked for two hours to carry the injured man from the base of the gorge, using a rescue basket, according to the release.

The man’s condition was still unknown as of Sunday morning.

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