Two injured after falling off 60-foot cliff in Macomb; both rescued by boat, one airlifted
MORRISTOWN – Two people were seriously injured Monday after falling from a more than 60-foot cliff in Macomb near Black Lake, according to Morristown Volunteer Fire Department.A 44-year-old woman and 57-year-old man were rescued by boat after firefighters responded to a 7:39 p.m. report that two people had fallen over the cliff.
Morristown volunteers responded with two ambulances and a heavy rescue truck with 19 members. Once on scene, they found the man and woman on the shoreline of Black Lake. Both suffered from injuries from the fall.
Both patients were removed from the shoreline by boat due to the extreme slope of the cliff and taken to the two awaiting ambulances at a nearby boat launch.
The male patient was complaining of severe pain and was having trouble breathing. Rescuers said he was immobilized and transported by Morristown Rescue to the parking lot at the town of Macomb municipal building where he was transferred to a helicopter and airlifted to Upstate Medical Center for treatment of possible internal injuries.
The female patient had multiple cuts and abrasions. She was transported by Morristown Rescue to Claxton Hepburn Medical Center for treatment.