SUN VIDEO: Springwater Rope Rescue Saves Teen from Waterfall

SPRINGWATER – Rescuers rescued a badly injured 18-year-old from the bottom of a 200-foot waterfall on Tuesday.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office’s Chief Deputy Matt Burgess said that the emergency call went out at about 3:30 p.m. for a teenage male fallen from a waterfall on private property about a mile off of Canadice Road.

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The teen is thought to have been hiking with a friend when he fell down the waterfall. He is not thought to have fallen its entire 200-foot height.

Burgess praised the efforts of the Springwater Fire Department, who coordinated the rope rescue. A LifeNet helicopter took the young man from the scene while he was conscious, alert and breathing.

Burgess added that this is only the Springwater Fire Department’s third call to the area in 15 years. There is no foul play suspected at this time and the area is considered safe.