Devil's Kitchen Accident #3

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Devil's Kitchen Accident #3

New postby dave » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:50 pm

Larry J. Palumbo, 48 year old, of Valley Cottage NY (Rockland County) man took a significant fall in the Devil's Kitchen. He fell 60'. The accident happen around 11:00 to 11:30 AM this morning on Saturday, July 31, 2010. His hiking partner called 911 for help. The man sustained significant injuries. He was reported to be conscious when rescuers reached him. It took officials several hours to reach him. He was later transported to Albany Medial Center by helicopter. (Updated Aug 2)

One of the entrances to Devil's Kitchen. Slip here, and you can tumble hundreds of feet. You will be injured or killed.

One of the walls of Devil's Kitchen. This one is 100-150' high, and the floor is steep, mossy, and dangerous.

This is a picture of Hell's Creek. The water cascades down about 100' down this chasm. Very dangerous.

Picture of Bridal Veil Falls. The boulders are the size of cars or buses. Very dangerous.

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Re: Devil's Kitchen Accident #3

New postby mike » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:40 pm

I was hiking in Big Indian Wilderness area today. I did pass through Tannersville. Sounds like he might have fell around Rainbow Falls. Could have fallen in a number of places. I did call someone, and they said that they repel ed down the canyon from Platte Clove Road. There are an awful lot of places to fall.
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Re: Devil's Kitchen Accident #3

New postby mtnclimber » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:10 pm

that's terrible! Every time there is another accident, people learn about the place and want to go there. Hope he is OK.
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Re: Devil's Kitchen Accident #3

New postby kristoon » Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:18 am

This is unbelievable. First, my Dad. Then, Olivia. Now this?
I am praying hard for the man who fell today - hoping he is able to make a full recovery.
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Re: Devil's Kitchen Accident #3

New postby alexis » Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:24 pm

Hope he recovers quickly. A lot of dangerous places. A 60' tumble doesn't surprise me. You really need ropes to hike down there safely.
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