Swimmer Injured at Fawn's Leap

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Swimmer Injured at Fawn's Leap

New postby dave » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:05 pm

On Sunday, August 28, 2016, around 1:00pm, a swimmer injured their leg at Fawn's Leap waterfall. Fawn's Leap waterfall is on the Kaaterskill Creek, and is located about 500' west of Moore's Bridge on Rt 23a in the Kaaterskill Clove. Fawn's Leap is 24' high. The side hill next to Rt 23a is about 40' high. EMS and rescue crew responded to the scene.

Update from DEC: Kaaterskill Wild Forest - Injury on state land: On August 28, 2016, at 1:00 p.m., Forest Rangers received word that a 26-year-old man who was jumping from rock to rock near Fawns Leap slipped and fell approximately five feet and sustained a right ankle injury. The subject was not wearing any foot wear. Two Rangers responded and determined the man's foot had circulation, sensation and motion. Rangers stabilized the leg and foot with a splint and set up a low angle technical rope system to bring the man out of the creek bed and back up to Route 23A with the assistance of local fire department personnel. They released the man to his friend where he signed off on any further medical care with the paramedics and was driven to Ellis Hospital in Schenectady by a friend. The scene was cleared by 2:30 p.m. Other involved agencies included Hunter police department, Hunter ambulance, Greene County paramedics, Tannersville volunteer fire department, and Haines Falls volunteer fire department.

You can learn more about Fawn's Leap here: http://www.catskillmountaineer.com/WF-KC-FL.html

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