No injuries reported in Presque Isle cliff rescue

MARQUETTE — A person was rescued Saturday at Presque Isle park, the Marquette Fire Department announced.

The MFD said in a news release that it was dispatched to 10 Peter White Drive at 2:08 p.m. for a cliff rescue. Dispatch information stated that the individual was uninjured but unable to climb back up.

The first personnel on the scene made contact with the individual, who was hanging onto the rocks approximately halfway down the cliff face. After secondary units arrived, it was determined that a rope rescue had to be initiated.

MFD personnel set up main and belay lines as two members donned harnesses. One MFD rescuer was lowered over the cliff edge and secured a pick-off harness onto the victim.

A raising system was secured onto the main line, and both the person who had fallen and rescuer were raised to safety.

The person who had fallen was assessed by a UP Health System ambulance crew and refused treatment or transportation.

All units cleared the scene at 2:56 p.m.

The MFD was assisted on scene by the Marquette Police Department and the UPHS 140 unit.


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