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Rescue crews spring into action at Glen Onoko Falls after woman plunges 30 feet

Mishaps commonplace at popular hiking spot

Woman hurt at Glen Onoko Falls

Each spring, as warmer weather approaches, emergency crews in Carbon County brace for the inevitable.

Unfortunately, just as common as the flowers blooming each spring, is the site of hikers falling at the treacherous Glen Onoko Falls, which overlook the Lehigh River north of Jim Thorpe.

Late Saturday afternoon, emergency crews sprung into action again to rescue a woman who plunged 30 feet at Glen Onoko Falls.

It took firefighters nearly two hours to carry the victim to safety.

The woman was then flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital.

There's no word on her condition.

Saturday's incident has become a common scene at Glen Onoko Falls over the years.

Crews respond regularly to reports of hikers falling.

Already this year, one hiker was killed while hiking along the Glen Onoko trail.

A Lehigh County man was killed back on April 15 in a fall at Glen Onoko Falls,

The victim, Jesse Michael Crossley, 20, of Catasauqua, suffered severe head injuries after falling 30 to 40 feet from a ledge near the falls, officials said.

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