Sammy Levy, 19, of Atlanta apparently slipped from a trail while rock climbing and fell 50 feet. Levy survived the fall.
Two days earlier, on July 14, the bodies of Michael Thomas Hughes, 30, and his daughter, Kayla Shay, 7, were recovered after they were swept over the Little River Canyon Falls in a different part of the park.
The Georgia woman suffered injuries when she slipped from a narrow trail in Little River Canyon National Preserve and fell 50 feet near Canyon View Overlook on DeKalb 176.
Levy had been rock climbing with a group of friends and was hiking out of the canyon, according to Acting Chief Ranger Jimmy Dunn. After slipping from a narrow trail, she fell about 30 feet onto the rocks below, then slid another 20 feet after impact.
Dunn believes Levy's backpack cushioned the brunt of ther initial impact and may have saved her life.
Dunn said it could have been similar to the Thursday experience with rescuers having to retrieve another body. Instead, it became a successful rescue.
Rescue workers from Fischer Rescue Squad, the Fort Payne Fire Department and the DeKalb Ambulance Service assisted the Park Service and DeSoto State Park assistants. It took workers abount an hour to get Levy up the canyon wall and out of the canyon, Dunn said.
Dunn added that Levy had an ankle injury and complained of back pains.
Levy was taken to Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga., by DeKalb Ambulance Service.
Dunn said such incidents with rock climbers is unusual. He said he could count on one hand such occasions in the past 10 years.
Visitors are urged to exercise caution in the canyon. Dunn pointed out that if something looks dangerous, it probably is.
The park service closed the area near Little River Falls after Thursday's drownings, but reopened it to the public Friday