Rock Climber Survives 30-Foot Fall in Ward Pound Ridge

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – A 20-year-old Stamford, Conn. man was taken to the hospital Monday evening after he fell more than 30 feet while rock climbing in the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.

Pound Ridge police said the man was able to walk from the fall location with the aid of two friends to Honey Hollow Road. Police said the victim suffered numerous cuts and abrasions to his right side and complained of chest pain, though he never lost consciousness.

The call came in at around 7:30 p.m. and emergency personnel first responded to the entrance of Ward Pound Ridge.

“The call was for someone who fell while rock climbing,” said Pound Ridge Police Chief David Ryan. “I have an officer who has 20 years of experience and he knew that if they were rock climbing, they probably went in [to the park] off Honey Hollow Road near the Leatherman Cave. And that’s where he found them – on the roadside across from the park.”

Police re-directed responding rescue personnel to the Honey Hollow location. Officers had checked the victim’s vital signs and placed a neck collar on him before EMS and Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps took over. He was transported to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla by LVAC.


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