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Hiker rescued after fall on Grandad Bluff



Rescue crews worked for about two hours on Friday night to rescue a hiker who had fallen in the Grandad Bluff area.

The hiker reportedly fell about 40 feet below the observation area on top of the bluff, and was brought by fire crews from a steep hillside to a parking area on Bliss Road before being transported by Tri-State Ambulance to a hospital.

The crews were called to Grandad Bluff Road just after 8:30 p.m. on Friday.

Fifteen La Crosse fire personnel and six pieces of equipment were dispatched to the rescue scene.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Victoria

    January 3, 2024 at 10:11 am

    He was not a hiker. He was up there at night claiming he was attempting suicide and sending me pictures while doing all of this. He was drunk, and his friends were snapchatting it up until the point of him falling because he was so drunk he couldnt stand up straight to climb out. I know this and have evidence of this all because I was in a relationship with him at the time. He has never gotten help and refuses to get the help he needs currently.

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