Marketplace   Menu Guide   Complete Pages      
butler eagle
Site last updated: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Bookmark our site!
Local PennsylvaniaNationalInternationalNews Extras  
Published: April 13, 2014 print this article Print save this article Save email this article Email ENLARGE TEXT increase font decrease font

Teen breaks leg at McConnells Mill



PERRY TOWNSHIP, Lawrence County — A teenager suffered a broken femur Saturday afternoon when he fell off a rock face in McConnells Mill State Park.
Jake Weiland, assistant park manager, said the 16-year-old boy fell 10 to 15 feet near the Breakneck Bridge.
“He fell off a rock face while he was recreating with friends and family,” Weiland said.
The accident was reported to the Butler County 911 dispatch center at 1:47 p.m. after the Lawrence County 911 center was notified.
Emergency crews spent the afternoon pulling the teen out.
“It took awhile to extract him,” Weiland said. “There’s never an easy way down a rock face.”
The boy, whose name was not released, was flown by helicopter to an unspecified hospital.
The Lawrence County Slippery Rock Township Volunteer Fire Department was assisted by the Portersville Volunteer Fire Company and EMS.
Crews cleared the scene at 5:33 p.m.
Weiland said Saturday’s accident was similar to many others that happen in parks — the victim was inexperienced in rock climbing and did not use any climbing gear.





Back
Comments
Order Photos!
 
MORE NEWS HEADLINES
arrow Felony charge withdrawn from crash case
arrow Washington's Trail 1753 gets assistance
arrow Celebrating traditions
arrow At long last, liver patient comes home
 
MOST READ ARTICLES
arrow Route 68 accident requires medical helicopter
arrow Police Reports
arrow Firefighters quickly douse house fire
arrow High winds cause some problems in county