Cliff jumper seriously injured at Adams Creek

| 20 Jul 2015 | 02:01

— A 27-year-old man from Milford sustained serious injuries after jumping from a 45-foot cliff into the pool at the base of the main waterfall on Adams Creek, according to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue.

Park rangers and local emergency personnel responded to a report of a seriously injured person at approximately 5 p.m. on Sunday. This is the fifth time since April that rangers have responded to rescue calls at Adams Creek.

Park Rangers were able to get to the patient quickly and begin treatment were patrolling the trail to the falls when the call came through the National Park Service Communications Center. The rugged trail, one and a half miles long, includes four creek crossings and one area where the patient had to be raised and lowered over steep cliffs. It took park rangers and rescue personnel from Delaware Township Ambulance Corps three hours to carry the patient from the falls to the road where an ambulance awaited.

The patient was transported by Delaware Township Ambulance Corps to a landing zone in Dingmans Ferry and was flown to Morristown Hospital, according to Donahue.