Door County emergency crews responded to a call of person who fell at Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek early Saturday evening. Door County Sheriff’s Department and Gibraltar Fire and Rescue officials say a call came in at about 5:30 p.m. near Eagle Tower. A 32- year-old woman was airlifted to a Green Bay hospital after she reportedly slipped and fell off a cliff near the tower. Mutual aid was called when emergency personnel onsite found difficulty getting to the location where she had fallen.
Gibraltar Fire Chief Andy Bertges says the rough and unstable terrain and the loss of daylight made the rescue difficult. Shortly before 8:30 p.m., crews were able to get the injured woman onto a boat and into an ambulance before she was flown to a Green Bay hospital in a helicopter from Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport. No word on the condition of the woman was given as of the latest update at 7:45 a.m. Sunday morning.
Ephraim Fire Department, Baileys Harbor Fire and Rescue, Egg Harbor Fire Department, Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department, Jacksonport Fire Department, Sturgeon Bay Fire Department, Southern Door Fire Department, B.U.G. Fire Department, Door County EMS, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Door County Sheriff's Office, and ThedaStar all responded to assist the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Department.