LOGAN — A woman’s body recovered in a remote location at Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve at Hocking Hills State Park on Thursday has been identified by the Hocking County Coroner’s Office as 55-year old Dana M. Busson of Doylestown, Ohio.
The investigation into Busson’s passing is ongoing, according to a press release sent out by The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
The Zaleski Fire Department, Hocking County EMS, American Red Cross, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Laurelville Fire Department, Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, City of Logan Fire Department, Hocking County Coroner’s Office, and ODNR assisted in the recovery operation.
It is unknown whether Busson experienced a medial emergency, which caused her to fall or loose her way, or if she ventured off the trail and lost her way. Regardless, ODNR would still like to remind and encourage folks to stay on the trail this summer.
Just two weeks ago the first of several incidents May 25 when a couple tired scaling down a waterfall in the area of Cedar Falls. The woman fell and was injured, therefore natural resource officers engaged in a rope rescue and the woman was transported by medical helicopter for treatment.
As that rescue operation was underway, officers received a second call for help at Conkle’s Hollow on a rim trail, where a man stepped off the trail to take a better photo and fell off the edge of a cliff. The man fell 15 feet before landing on a ledge, which ultimately saved his life. If he hadn’t landed on the ledge, he would have likely fallen a total of 65 feet. The man was not injured, and he also received help by a rope rescue.
The third incident occurred on Saturday, June 1, around 8 p.m. when a man left the trail and attempted to walk across the spillway at Rose Lake. He slipped and fell into the rocks at the bottom, causing internal injuries and was transported by medical helicopter for treatment.
Grace Warner is a reporter for the Logan Daily News, a sister publication of the Herald.