40-Foot Fall Seriously Injures Hiker in Springwater

SPRINGWATER – A young man sustained serious injuries from a 40-foot fall from a hiking trail near Rte. 15A Thursday evening. According to first responders on scene, a 22-year-old from Wayland and several others were hiking and taking pictures along two waterfalls when he slipped on loose shale and fell about 40 feet, breaking his shoulder or upper arm and suffering lacerations. The emergency call came in at about 6:50 p.m. "The group he was … [Read more...]

2 Charged with Manslaughter for Deaths of Children at Letchworth Falls

NYLON – A Wyoming County Grand Jury indicted two Rochester area men for the deaths of two boys who went over the falls at Letchworth State Park in June. According to our news partner News10NBC, Tyler Jennings, 34, and Chad Staley, 32, are now charged with several crimes including two counts each of felony Manslaughter in the Second Degree, two counts of felony Criminally Negligent Homicide and 10 counts of misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare … [Read more...]

Fall from Tree Stand Injures Springwater Hunter

SPRINGWATER – Falling from a tree stand injured a hunter on Harper's Ferry Road on Monday. According to the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, the 28-year-old male hunter lost consciousness and fell about 10 feet to the ground at about 12:42 p.m. An emergency helicopter was on standby while first responders worked on getting the injured man to the road. They did not call for the helicopter to respond. The hunter regained consciousness … [Read more...]

Woman, 59, Falls into Letchworth Gorge

CASTILE – A woman was airlifted to an Erie County hospital Thursday afternoon after falling into the Genesee River gorge at Letchworth State Park. According to our news partner, News10NBC, New York State Park Police say the 59-year-old fell from a stone wall into the gorge near Lower Falls. First responders rescued her from the gorge and airlifted her to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo. First responders said that she was awake and … [Read more...]

Valley Horses: Inherent Risk Legislation Is Long Past Due

Over the years, this column has addressed the fact that New York is one of only four states where there is no legislation regarding liability for injury to people engaged in equestrian activities which per force involve an inherent risk due to the fact that being around horses can be dangerous due to their size, strength, and the unpredictability of their deeply-embedded prey instincts. In March, I attended an event for landowners hosted by … [Read more...]

First Week of Fall to be Hot and Cold

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – As Monday's high of  low of 69 degrees begins to drop to a projected 47 degrees, the first few days of Autumn promise to show warmer day temperatures with chilly evenings. According to news partner 13WHAM, Monday evening will be mainly clear skies and cool, with a low of 47 degrees. Wind will be blowing from east to south at 3 to 8 mph. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with a cool start to the morning. High of 73 degrees, … [Read more...]