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Saturday, July 6, 2019
Media Contact: Kelsey Bode
Gloucester Police and Fire Departments Respond After Man Falls at Quarry
GLOUCESTER –Police Chief Edward Conley and Fire Chief Eric Smith report that the Gloucester Police and Fire Departments responded to the quarry by Plum Cove School this morning after a man fell onto the rocks.
Gloucester Police and Fire responded to a report at 10:36 a.m. Saturday that a man had fallen down the rocks at the quarry by Plum Cove School on Hickory Street.
After initial investigation, police determined that the 35-year old man had been using a rope swing when it broke, causing him to fall down the rocks.
The man sustained significant injuries from the fall.
Gloucester police and fire officials worked together to navigate the quarry rocks down a hill as they carried the man to a nearby field to be transported by medical helicopter to a Boston Hospital. First responders also used an off-road utility vehicle to extricate the man from the area.
“Our police officers and firefighters worked tirelessly to transport this individual to a safe location,” Fire Chief Smith said. “Walking down those rocks, especially while transporting an injured person, was challenging and required perseverance and teamwork from each of them.”
“The collaboration between the police and fire departments during this incident was truly outstanding,” Police Chief Conley said. “We’re fortunate in Gloucester that our public safety departments work so fluidly together. Well done to each of the officers and firefighters that responded to this scene today.”