Firefighters rescue man following fall


A man was rescued from the side of the Mohawk River near Railroad Street after he fell down an embankment wall Monday afternoon, according to city fire officials.

The man, whose identity was not released, was taken to a local hospital with a shoulder injury, officials stated.

“He was out looking for bottles and cans and fell off the abutment to the river,” said Deputy Fire Chief Timothy W. Reilly.

The man fell about 10 feet down and landed on the side of the river, which was covered in rocks. Reilly said the victim used his cell phone to call for help at about 1:30 p.m.

Responding firefighters lowered a Stokes basket and stretcher down the abutment and loaded the man in to pull him back up.

“He appeared to have an injury to his shoulder,” Reilly stated. “It was not a critical injury, but he did get transported to the hospital.”


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