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Rescue near Chestnut Ridge Park’s Eternal Flame is 2nd in 10 days

For the second time in 10 days, emergency crews have rescued a visitor to Chestnut Ridge Park who fell into a ravine from the trail to the Eternal Flame.

The Orchard Park Volunteer Fire Company said through its Twitter account at about 3 p.m. Saturday that crews were responding to a report of someone falling from the trail and ending up stuck in a tree in the ravine near the flame.

An update sent about one hour later said crews had used a rope rescue to lift the victim, who was not injured, out of the ravine. Further information was not immediately available.

On June 3, members of the Hillcrest Volunteer Fire Company of Orchard Park rescued a 20-year-old male hiker who had fallen more than 35 feet from the trail near the flame. The hiker, who was not identified, was taken by Mercy Flight helicopter to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of back pains following the early evening rescue.