Woman hiking in SC falls 60 feet down a waterfall, then waits hours to be rescued

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A woman hiking at Blue Hole Falls in Oconee County, South Carolina, plummeted 60 feet down the waterfall and then waited hours for first responders to perform a difficult rescue.

It took rescue crews more than two hours and 40 people to build a “multi rope system” to reach the injured hiker. The woman was eventually pulled from the bottom of the falls with “significant injuries,” Oconee County fire chief Charles V. King told Fox Carolina, and airlifted to a hospital in Greenville.

While the hike to Blue Hole Falls is considered easy, hikers often leave the trail to get a better view of the waterfall. Hikers are reminded to stay on designated trails and always use caution when hiking. 

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