Local Woman Injured After Falling From a Bridge

Police car2A Tullahoma woman was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center Sunday afternoon after falling from a bridge in Franklin County.
Geona Lee Gormely of East Grundy Street fell from a bridge on Himes Road just off of Rock Creek Road.
According to a report by Deputy Sam Davidson, when he arrived at the bridge around 3:30 p.m. Sunday he found Gormely in a wooded area and with slurred speech. The deputy told her to stay still until the ambulance could arrive. She told the officer that her back was hurting.
According to the deputy, Gormely went over the rail of the bridge and fell some 25 feet to the water below, which was three to four feet deep. When she landed in the creek her back hit rocks at the bottom of the creek.
The woman was transported by ambulance to nearby Rock Creek School and was then loaded into an Air-Evac chopper and flown to the Nashville hospital.