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Two hospitalized after fall from Jefferson City bluff

UPDATE: The Jefferson City Fire Department responded to a report that two people, a man and woman, had fallen off a bluff overlooking the Missouri River near Boonville Road and Hayselton Drive in the northwest part of town around 5:30 p.m.

According to Division Chief Jason Turner, rescue crews were confronted with rough terrain and determined a low angle approach would be quicker and safer.

Firefighters had assistance from the Jefferson City Police Department to make railroad officials stop rail traffic; allowing rescue personnel to access the area and start medical treatment.

Both patients were transported by a Jefferson City Fire Department rescue boat to the Noren River access to meet with air and ground ambulances.

Turner told ABC 17 News the 9-1-1 call first went to Callaway County dispatch. Employees there “pinged” the cellphone to find out the incident occurred in Jefferson City. Turner said the two fell “at least” 15 feet.

The man had serious injuries and was transported by helicopter to University Hospital. The woman had moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to University Hospital.

ORIGINAL STORY 6:41 p.m.: There were two scenes with a heavy emergency crew presence in Jefferson City Monday evening.

Crews just cleared the scene by the Noren River Access where one person was life-flighted.

More crews are on the scene at Sylvan Hills Road. It has not been confirmed whether these two scenes are related or not.

ABC 17 News crews are at both scenes and will continue to bring you the latest updates.

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