Woman falls over 30 feet at Clarksville bluff


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 26-year-old woman fell from the same bluff in Clarksville where a teenager was seriously injured just this May.

Sarah Eggeling fell about 30 feet then slid another 15 at King and Queen’s Bluff on Tuesday morning. She’s now being treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

“She’s in a pretty decent amount of pain,” said Dustin Hartley, who was with Eggeling when she fell.

Woman falls from Clarksville bluff
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“The rocks were crumbling away and it was a narrow path and she just slipped and fell,” he explained.

It was Eggeling’s first time hiking at the bluff after just moving to Tennessee from California to live with her best friend, Lauren Anderson.

“She has broken bones in both of her arms,” Anderson told News 2. “Her right knee cap is also broken.”

Anderson also said Eggeling has head injuries. She said Eggeling is a single mother of a 6-year-old boy.

“Talking to her up there, she says the only thing she could really think about was her son,” she added.

It’s the second time someone has fallen at the bluff this year. In May, 18-year-old Christian Harrison fell about 60 feet.

News 2 reached out to the city of Clarksville. Jennifer Rawls, the Public Information Officer, said it’s private property, which for legal reasons limits what the city would be able to do.

As for the property owners, News 2 reached out and is waiting on a response to see if they will take any action to make it safer.

“Some kind of precaution should be taken,” said Hartley. “Next time people might not be so lucky and it might result in a death.”

Eggeling is due for surgery on her knee Wednesday. A GoFundMe was set up to help her with medical costs as she has yet to start her new job and doesn’t have insurance to pay for everything. Click here to donate.

Source: news2

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