NEWFANE, Vt. (AP) _ Authorities in Vermont say there’s been another incident at a swimming hole, this one involving a Connecticut man who fell 25 feet down a ledge and had to be rescued.
Sixty-three-year-old Elliot Reed, of Fairfield, Conn., broke several bones and suffered abdominal injuries in the incident Saturday in Newfane.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports that rescuers had to use a basket to lift him up and then floated him across the Rock River on a body board before a helicopter flew him to Dartmouth-Hitchcoak Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
Last week, a 12-year-old boy drowned at Bolton Potholes swimming hole in Bolton. On July 7, two swimmers had to be rescued from a ledge at Huntington Gorge in Richmond.
Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, http://www.reformer.com/
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