PD: Chase ends with rescue after man falls 200 feet off cliff behind Anderson Township cul-de-sac

PD: Crews rescue person from Anderson Twp cliff
PD: Crews rescue person from Anderson Twp cliff
Posted at 6:24 AM, May 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-09 06:02:30-04

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- A man who fell 200 feet off a cliff behind homes on an Anderson Township cul-de-sac was rescued at about 6 a.m. Monday after evading police during a car chase in Northern Kentucky, the sheriff said.

Zachary Bauwens

Kentucky State Police attempted to stop Zachary J. Bauwens, of Hamilton, in Northern Kentucky because the car he was driving was registered as stolen, according to Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil. Bauwens fled into Ohio; by 4:25 a.m., he ended up at Watchview Court, a dead-end street off Four Mile Road. He then fled on foot, Neil said.

The Fire Battalion chief said it took 10 firefighters to pull the man back onto the street level after he fell down the embankment. He was taken to the hospital with injuries to his head and arm.

Before falling down the hill, Bauwens put a police dog in a headlock and broke free temporarily, deputies said. Police said he is being charged with assaulting a police dog and receiving stolen property. A passenger in the stolen car was not charged.