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Swimmer fell off Fawn's Leap onto rocks below

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Swimmer fell off Fawn's Leap onto rocks below

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Fawn's Leap in Haines Falls in Greene County

Wilderness Rescues:
On July 26 at 5 p.m., Forest Rangers Dawson and Peterson responded to Fawn's Leap for a subject with an unstable lower leg injury. The subject fell while climbing a section of the cliff and fell approximately 20 feet onto a streambed rock. Rangers worked with the Twin Cloves Technical Rescue Team to pull the 28-year-old from Long Island to safety using a low angle rope system. Greene County Paramedics treated the significant ankle and arm injuries and requested a helicopter. At 6:15 p.m., the patient was taken by Hunter Ambulance to a staging area before being flown to the hospital.
DEC encourages visitors to Fawn's Leap to avoid climbing the rocks there, especially without proper climbing gear. In addition, recent flash floods serve as a reminder to outdoor adventurers to check the forecast before heading out.

NOTE: This is a different water rescue from the flash flood the day before.
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