Two rock climbers rescued from Looking Glass Rock

February 3, 2019
Credit: Transylvania County Rescue

Two rock climbers were rescued late Saturday in the North Carolina mountains after one fell almost 150 feet, according to rescue crews in Transylvania County.

Around 4 p.m. on Saturday, crews received word that two rock climbers spanning the popular Looking Glass Rock were in trouble.

The Transylvania County Rescue Squad Facebook page was updated constantly during the search and rescue process.

Less than an hour after the initial report, crews found then two climbers with the help of a drone search from Connestee Fire Rescue. Late Saturday night, rescuers confirmed on Facebook that the rock climbers were safe.

According to the post, one climber was stuck on the side of the rock and was able to lower their body to the base safely. Another climber fell between 100 and 150 feet to the base of the rock and was injured.

The victim who fell was transported by ambulance to Transylvania Regional Hospital and then airlifted to Mission Hospital.

The victims’ names have not been announced. There is no word on the fallen climber’s condition.

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