Someone fell down a 50-foot cliff on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore Wednesday, prompting local officials to launch an emergency rescue. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at about 1:30 p.m. for someone who suffered a long fall at Eagle Falls in the Emerald Bay State Park, the Tahoe Daily Tribune reports.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, multiple agencies responded to the scene and found the individual at the base of Eagle Falls with severe injuries, EDSO Sgt. Eric Palmberg said.
The victim was extracted via helicopter because of the area’s steep terrain and lack of accessibility. They were then transported to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.
This startling news reminds visitors and residents to use caution when recreating around cliffs and rock formations in the Lake Tahoe Area.