Man Airlifted After Jumping Off Cliff In Raleigh County

PINEY VIEW, WV (WOAY) – Emergency crews responded to a person who jumped off a cliff in Raleigh County.

According to the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department, a man jumped off a cliff on Stonewall Road in the Piney View area of Raleigh County around 2:30 pm.¬† The man fell approximately 50 feet and was airlifted to a hospital due to injuries.

Deputies tell WOAY that this was not a police chase, nor was the man a suspect, as other media outlets reported.

There is no word on the extent of the injuries or what caused the man to jump.

The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.¬† Jan-Care and several nearby fire departments¬†responded to the scene.

Stay with WOAY NewsWatch for further updates on this developing story.

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