Another winter rescue at Hungarian falls: Teen girl hurt after falling 30 feet

Frozen Hungarian Falls: Teen girl being rescued

Hungarian Falls graphic

By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director

(Hubbell, MI) – For the second time this winter, a high angle rescue is underway at Hungarian Falls in Hubbell, MI.

Numerous rescue teams were called to the falls at about 5:10 p.m. ET tonight, April 4, 2018.

The victim fell about 30 feet down to the base one of the three falls.

The 19-year-old female is apparently suffering from a broken arm and other issues.

Initially, rescuers though the victim fell 15 to 20 feet – however a Michigan Tech University paramedic is with the victim and informed the others that the woman fell about 30 feet.

Hungarian Falls 1

“It’s the same area as last time,” said a fire official referring to a 60-foot fall injuring a man and then his friend during Feb. 2018.

Among those paged to the scene are the Hubbell Volunteer Fire Department, Calumet Township Volunteer Fire Department and numerous surrounding departments. The high angle rescue may include rappelling down to the victim and pulling her up.

“A rope is needed for extrication” – and the rescue area is located about 30 feet off a hiking trail.

In Feb. 2018, Two people were hurt after one of the young men fell about 60 feet:

Hungarian Falls

This is a unique waterfall in that a local community fundraising project in 2013 kept part of it open to the general public. Hungarian Falls is located in Hubbell, Michigan not far from Houghton/Hancock and is seperated into three different drops.  The upper falls and the surrounding 10 acres was put into a land trust that saved it from being bought up by a private party.  Now the waterfall is able to be seen by visitors and their posterity down the decades.  To learn more about how this happened visit the trust website at:
Downstream from the Hungarian Falls Nature Area are the other two falls that make up Hungarian Falls.  These are both located on DNR land and are open to the public.  The middle falls is sometimes referred to as “The Bluffs” and is a very beautiful spot to visit even if the water levels are low.  The falls drop about 25 feet vertically over sandstone ledges and fallen boulders.  The middle falls finishes into a small pool underneath surrounded by a white pine and hemlock forest.
The Keweenaw Visitor’s Bureau provides this information to reach Hungarian Falls

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