Rock climber rescued after falling at Palisades State Park

GARRETSON, S.D. (AP) — Multiple agencies helped rescue a rock climber who had fallen more than 40 feet at Palisades State Park in Garretson.

The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office says the 22-year-old woman was wedged on a cliff Sunday about 5:30 p.m. Witnesses say the woman’s friends rushed to help her and prevent her from falling another 35 feet. A bystander called 911.

Sheriff’s officials say rescue crews brought the woman to safety and got her medical attention.


April 20, 2021