Climbers rescued after getting trapped on bluffs at Castlewood Park

BALLWIN, Mo. – Two young climbers had to be rescued Thursday evening in Castlewood State Park.

According to a spokesperson Metro West Fire Protection District, the department received a call around 6:45 p.m. about a man and woman getting stuck on the bluffs at the park.

When crews arrived at the park, they determined the climbers, both 18 years of age, got up high enough where they couldn’t get down and couldn’t go any higher.

Rescue crews set up a rope system to help lower them down to the railroad.

“(The bluff) kinda goes up and almost goes to where it goes straight up and then starts to invert a little bit and then the whole bluff comes down, so they got stuck in that area," said Asst. Chief John Bradley, Metro West Fire Protection District. "So we sent two people down made contact with them and put harnesses on those individuals and lowered them to the bottom.”

Neither climber was injured.