Adventure guide dangles from cliff for 6 hours before rescue

A guide leading a group on a river tracing expedition was left dangling for 6 hours after having a problem with his equipment while scaling a waterfall cliff in a mountain district of Taichung City, yesterday, Sunday, November 14.

man stuck on cliff beside waterfall

The guide was leading a group of 15 people in the Qizhongtian Stream in Heping District when he became stuck due to “equipment failure” while 25 meters above ground level. The Taichung City Fire Bureau received a request for help at around 1:48 pm, but the remote location meant that the 17-member search and rescue team did not arrive until after 7:00 pm.

Once the team arrived at the site, the rescue process went smoothly, and was quickly completed by 8:00 pm. However, due to darkness, and difficulty of the terrain, the river tracing group and rescue team made camp below the waterfall for the night.

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