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By WIZM Staff
Around 1:30 p.m. today, a call came in that someone had fallen off the bluff by Rim of the City Rd.
A rescue operation is underway.
Someone who was with the person that fell made the call.
Jim Hillcoat with the La Crosse Fire Dept. said they're coming down just off Hwy. 16, by Bluff Pass, near some storage lockers.
Check back for more details as they come in.