PSB Officials React to Two Recent Rescues, Urge Visitors to be Cautious

Published 06/13 2014 05:44PM

Updated 06/13 2014 05:45PM

June 13, 2014 - In less than two weeks time, rescue crews have been called out to save people from Wintergreen Gorge that sits on acres of Penn State Behrend's property.

Hundreds of people enjoy the trails, but since May 31st, crews have been called out twice to rescue people from the ravines.

Crews were called to rescue a man who reportedly fell nearly 40 feet on May 31st.

And just last night, a 19-year-old, a 4-year-old and an 8-year-old had to be pulled to safety, along with the 19-year-olds father.

Behrend also has plans to make the gorge a safer environment for hikers through a $48,000 DCNR grant.

The trails are marked with do's and don'ts before entering the gorge.

Penn State Behrend officials say the trails are open to the public, but they ask visitors to be cautious, to check the weather before you head out and always tell someone where you’re going.

Behrend officials say there are no plans to block off the gorge.

They want to keep it open and accessible as a natural resource in the area.

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