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NH boy rescued after fall into ravine in Fairlee

Staff Report
Published: 5/19/2021 3:13:45 PM
Modified: 5/19/2021 5:53:25 PM

FAIRLEE — A 12-year-old New Hampshire boy was rescued Wednesday morning after he fell down a 30-foot ravine near Lake Morey during a hike.

The boy, whose name has not been released, was taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with cuts to the head, though his injuries were not considered life-threatening, according to Upper Valley Ambulance Executive Director Alan Beebe.

Emergency responders from the ambulance company responded to the scene around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at a hiking trail that runs along Glen Falls in Fairlee. The boy, who had been hiking with his mother and brother, slipped on the trail and fell 30 feet into the ravine, landing in Glen Falls Brook at the base of the falls, Beebe said.

After the ambulance crew arrived, they called for support from fire departments out of Fairlee, Hanover and Thetford, as well as deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Beebe said the teams set up a pulley system with a rope, which they used to help pull the boy, who was conscious but bleeding, out of the ravine.

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