Another Fawn's Leap injury

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Another Fawn's Leap injury

New postby dave » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:01 am

On Thursday, June 21, 2012 a 19-year-old man sustained significant head injuries while jumping off Fawn's Leap waterfalls in the Kaaterskill Clove. It was reported that he was pulled from the water by other swimmers in the area. The man was transported to Albany Medical Center by helicopter. His condition has not been released. This is the second serious injury at Fawn's Leap in the past week.

Fawn's Leap Waterfalls is located about 150' west of Moore's Bridge and is right next to Rt 23a. It is located in the Kaaterskill Clove between Bastion Falls and Palenville. It is located in the Town of Hunter. You cannot see the actual waterfall from Rt 23a. Fawn's Leap is 24' high and has a clear jump into the pool below. But, if you slip while crossing Kaaterskill Creek, you can fall onto a bump in the falls, which can seriously injury you or even kill you.

To learn more about Fawn's Leap Waterfall, click here

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Most people jump off the falls to the LEFT of the waterfalls - BUT, you must cross Kaaterskill Creek to get there.
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Re: Another Fawn's Leap injury

New postby LJ2484 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:17 am

I hope they are both ok. I'll be praying for speedy and full recoveries for both people
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Re: Another Fawn's Leap injury

New postby mtnclimber » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:31 am

Hope both are okay and have a full recovery. The Catskills have some beautiful spots, but they are some places that are steep and dangerous too.

I have been worrying about some hidden logs that might be submerged from Hurricane Irene. Everything in the Kaaterskill Creek has changed so dramatically.
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