Woman rescued from cliff, charged with marijuana


A Connecticut woman unable to get down from a rock cliff in Gilboa was rescued Wednesday evening and then charged with possession of marijuana.
Schoharie County 911 dispatchers received a call from Nickerson's Campground in the Town of Gilboa at 7:45pm Wednesday about a person who had been climbing on a rock cliff and was unable to get down, according to the Schoharie County Sheriff's Office.
The person, a 34-year-old woman from Milford, Connecticut, who was at the campgrounds camping with her family, was about 100 feet up the cliff, police added.
The Grand Gorge Fire Department and Rescue Squad along with county deputies were dispatched to the scene to begin rescue operations.
When it became apparent that a specialized rescue team was required, Fire Chief DJ Speenburgh requested that the county Search and Rescue Team be dispatched to the scene.
A strokes basket and two members of the Rescue Team were lowered from above down to the woman, according to police. She was placed in the basket and lowered to the ground where she was evaluated by members of the Rescue Squad and found to have no injuries, police said.
Deputies charged the woman, who was not identified, with unlawful possession of marijuana, according to police. She was issued an appearance ticket to return to the Town of Gilboa Court on September 10.