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Woman Rescued After Driving Off The Acorn Vista On The Talimena Scenic Drive

Mena Fire Department Rescue was paged out late Sunday night after a report of a car going off the side of the mountain on Highway 88 at the Acorn Vista just north of Mena. 

 
The driver, an unidentified woman believed to be in her late 30s, self extricated after her car stopped about 200 feet below the vista parking area.
 
Mena Fire Chief Steve Egger said that it took about one hour to get her to safety and that rescuers were working in rain and fog conditions on the very steep terrain.
The driver was transported to the hospital by ambulance. No further information is available at this time.
 
In addition to 13 Mena Fire Department personnel, also responding were deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Mena Police Department, Arkansas State Police, and Southwest EMS.
 
9-28-20 8:55 a.m. KAWX.ORG