1 rescued from ledge at popular Upstate waterfall

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Walhalla City Fire Department, Oconee County fire personnel and Walhalla Police Department responded to person stranded at waterfalls at Stumphouse Park (Courtesy: Walhalla City Fire Department).

OCONEE Co., S.C. (WSPA) — Firefighters rescued a person who became stranded at Issaqueena Falls. 

Walhalla City Fire Department said in a release that crews responded Thursday to Stumphouse Tunnel Park.

Firefighters built a small rope rescue system to get the person stranded off a ledge back to the trail. 

No one was reportedly hurt. 

The 100-foot waterfall is one of the most popular in Oconee County, according to the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.Β Β 

Walhalla Fire Department reminds people to β€œplease be aware of your abilities and limits before trekking off the beaten path.Β  Appropriate footwear and hiking equipment is necessary for some outings in our area.”


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