Body recovered at Ruffner Mountain

Body recovered at Ruffner Mountain


THEIR STORY, STRAIGHT AHEAD. BREAKING RIGHT NOW– THE BODY OF THE HIKER THAT FELL TO HIS DEATH AT RUFFNER MOUNTAIN PARK HAS BEEN RECOVERED. GOOD EVEING I’M JIM DUNAWAY – AND I’M SHERRI JACKSON CBS 42 NEWS REPORTER HILLARY SIMON HAS BEEN THERE ALL AFTERNOON HILLARY, DO WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED? RIGHT NOW, BIRMINGHAM POLICE TELL US THEY’RE CALLING IT AN UNCLASSIFIED DEATH BECAUSE THEY *DON’T KNOW HOW THIS MAN FELL ALL WE KNOW ABOUT THE VICTIM IS HE’S IN HIS 30S AND FRIENDS TOLD POLICE THE VICTIM RUNS IN THIS AREA OFTEN IT WAS ABOUT 1 THIS AFTERNOON POLICE SAY THEY GOT THE CALL ABOUT A MISSING PERSON FAMILY AND FRIENDS WERE WORRIED AFTER NOT HEARING FROM HIM FOR HOURS AND KNEW HE WAS IN THE RUFFNER MOUNTAIN PARK AREA BIRMINGHAM FIRE OFFICIALS SAYS HE FELL OFF THE HAWK’S VIEW OVERLOOK.CAPTAIN WATSON WITH BIRMINGHAM FIRE SAYS HE FELL ABOUT 60 TO 80 FEET AND LANDED IN A QUARRY. THAT’S WHAT FIRE OFFICIALS SAY MAKE THIS RECOVERY SO DIFFICULT BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO HIKE ALL THE EQUIPMENT IN AND THEIR DEALING WITH A LONG INCLINED WALK. RUFFNER MOUNTAIN PARK REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE NOT SURE HOW MUCH LONGER CREWS WILL BE ON SCENE SINCE THE MAN’S BODY IS ABOUT 2 MILES INTO THE PARK WE’LL KEEP YOU UPDATED LIVE IN BIRMINGHAM HILLARY SIMON CBS 42 NEWS LOCAL

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