GENESEO – On Tuesday afternoon, an 18-year-old female hiker from Fairport was transported to Strong Hospital with non life threatening injuries after she fell at the Fall Brook Water Falls in the Town of Geneseo.
According to a press release from Livingston County Undersheriff Matthew Bean, four females from the Fairport and Penfield area were hiking on a path down the gorge when one of them, Courtney A. Leverett, lost her footing. Courtney fell approximately 20 feet to the ground.
The Sheriff’s Office E-911 center originally received a call at 2:58 p.m. reporting that a 20-year-old female had fallen 20 feet and was unconscious at the Fall Brook Water Falls located in the area of 5000 Geneseo-Mount Morris Road. Upon arrival, Sheriff’s Deputies discovered that Courtney was conscious, alert, and complained of back pain.
The Geneseo Fire Department led the successful rope rescue to bring Leverett back to safety, secured in a stretcher and harness. The rescue took approximately one and a half hours to complete. Courtney was transported to Strong Hospital by Geneseo EMS with non life threatening injuries.
“It was a 90 minute rescue,” said Geneseo Fire Chief Andrew Chanler. “It was 20 minutes from the time of the call until we had contact with the victim. Though the victim had people with her, it was 20 minutes before someone with a radio could get to her. We had one group of firefighters walk around and one group rope down the cliff, and they both arrived at the victim at about the same time.”
Assisting at the scene was Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Investigator Daniel Rittenhouse, Sergeant Joseph Breu, and Deputy Christopher Brosius. The Geneseo Fire Department, Geneseo EMS, Livingston County EMS and the Mount Morris Fire Department.
PHOTO CAPTION: (Photos/Conrad Baker)
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