On Saturday, October 1, 2016, Cherokee County authorities responded to a call concerning a man injured in a fall at Cherokee Rock Village. Witnesses reported the man jumped from one rock ledge to another, then lost his footing and fell approximately 50-80 feet into a gorge. Cherokee Emergency Medical Service crew members, assisted by bystanders, rescued the man by placing him in a basket and pulling him up the vertical wall of rock. The victim was conscious and suffered lacerations about his head and face. He was air-lifted to a Huntsville hospital for treatment of his injuries.