Man Survives After Falling Off 50-Foot Cliff

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OZARK (KFSM) – A man was hospitalized after he fell 50 feet off a cliff at the Ozark National Forest on Sunday(July 20) afternoon.

A 52-year-old man reportedly got too close to a cliff and slipped and fell about 50 feet to the bottom of a ravine, said Randy Boren, Franklin County EMS Coordinator. He was transported Mercy Hospital in Ozark with non-life threatening injuries.

The man and his wife were walking around in the national forest looking for wild berries, Boren said.

The incident happened around 2:30 p.m., Boren said.

Franklin County EMS, Barnes and Watalula fire departments and Franklin County Search and Rescue all responded to the accident.

The name of the victim has not been released.

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