Man injured in fall from cliff in East Haddam state park


EAST HADDAM, Conn. (AP) — A man has been flown by helicopter to a Hartford hospital after falling from a cliff at Devil’s Hopyard State Park in East Haddam.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says the 24-year-old Moodus man was sitting on the cliff with three companions when he fell into a heavily wooded and rocky area below.

The agency was notified of the fall around 2:15 p.m. Thursday.

Rescue workers had to traverse more than a mile into the woods to reach the man and carry him out. A Life Star helicopter that landed at a nearby golf course flew him to Hartford Hospital.

Officials said the man appeared to have serious injuries.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s