ITHACA, N.Y. — Emergency responders in Trumansburg helped rescue a person who fell about 30 feet Wednesday morning at Taughannock Falls State Park.

At about 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, Trumansburg fire and EMS responded to a report that a person had fallen near the overlook area of the state park, according to the Trumansburg Volunteer Fire Company. However, they later determined that the fall actually took place while the person was trying to scale a rock ledge in a restricted area near the bottoms of the falls.

The individual was transported to Cayuga Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, a news release said.

Authorities are urging visitors to stay on marked trails and not venture off to restricted areas.

“You are not only putting yourself in harm’s way, but also jeopardizing all the first responders who come to your rescue,” wrote Trumansburg Volunteer Fire Company in their statement on Facebook.

Photos by Trumansburg Volunteer Fire Company 

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