Authorities Respond To A Climbing Incident At Wichita Mountains

Authorities respond to two climbers, one injured, at the Wichita Mountains.

Friday, September 22nd 2023, 9:26 pm

By: News 9

According to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services, around 12 p.m. on Friday, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Staff, Indiahoma Volunteer Fire Department, Cache Fire Department, Lawton Fire Department, Comanche Nation Fire Department, and Fort Sill Fire Department responded to the report of a climber who had suffered a fall near the Narrows Trail.

At approximately 1:12 pm, first responders initiated a high angle rescue operation to rescue two climbers, one of whom appeared to have suffered a medical emergency, according to FWS.

FWS said rescuers are continuing operations with the support of Oklahoma Air National Guard, Comanche County - Lawton Emergency Management, and the Red Cross.

This is an ongoing operation and FWS asked that the public please avoid the area and keep the roads clear.


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