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STARKEY State police Sunday morning recovered the body of the Irondequoit man who fell into the Big Stream Gorge basin.We are posting August 2004 accidents/rescues here.
A CLIMBER from Kyrgyzstan has disappeared on the world's second highest mountain K2 amid celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of its conquest, a tour operator said today.We are posting August 2004 accidents/rescues here.
The team reports that 3 climbers part of the International team disappeared on K2 this weekend. The climbers started their summit bid July 28, from camp 4 in very bad weather.We are posting August 2004 accidents/rescues here.
A 28-year-old New Mexico woman was struck by lightning and killed at about 3 p.m. Sunday while hiking French Gulch near Breckenridge, said Sgt. Tom Tilka of the Summit County Sheriff's Office.We are posting August 2004 accidents/rescues here.
A woman has died after falling 30 feet into a creek in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Bushkill, Pa.We are posting August 2004 accidents/rescues here.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has recorded its first known snakebite of the year.We are posting August 2004 accidents/rescues here.
he was my friend since i was 8 or 9 years old. it truly is sad. he was such a good person. i hope everyone takes notice that no matter how ambitious our "adventure" goals (although his ambitions on this walk were not extraordinary--it was simply a nice way to spend an evening with friends, as far as i know), the pain and sadness caused by a death as a result of a hiking accident (or the like) is not worth what would be gained by the successful completion of the adventure. i know, now, after having to grieve with his parents, friends and family after this horrific tragedy.STARKEY State police Sunday morning recovered the body of the Irondequoit man who fell into the Big Stream Gorge basin.
Members of the state police Troop E Dive Team located drowning victim Remo DiGirolamo, 24, of Culver Road at 8:42 a.m. after searching for only 12 minutes.
State police from Dundee said DiGirolamo had been camping nearby and began walking along the creek bed around 3 p.m. Saturday with several friends, Erin Szostak, 30, Jason Szostak, 32, Mark Stackler, 30, Kristie Stackler, 27, Sarah Wollschleger, 24, Mattew Wollschleger, 24, and Meghan Bundrock, 24.
Investigators said it was around 5 p.m. when DiGirolamo was walking along the edge of a waterfall that he slipped and fell into the basin, five miles east of Dundee near Route 14 in the Glenora area. Rescue crews arrived at 5:20 p.m. State police, the Yates County Sheriffs Department and its dive team, Branchport Fire Department Dive Team and Dundee Rope and Rescue Team searched the waters at Big Stream until 8:30 p.m. when rescue efforts had to be called off because of darkness and dangerous conditions.
The search resumed at 8 a.m. Sunday, with the dive team going back to the Gorge around 8:30 a.m.
DiGirolamo was pronounced dead at the scene by Yates County Coroner Darlene Walsh, and his body was taken to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan.
State police were assisted at the scene by the Yates County Sheriffs Office, Dundee Volunteer Fire Department and Branchport Fire Department.
This was the second time in eight days that someone fell into the gorge. David Streeten, 19, of Corning, was pulled from the gorge July 23 after falling 40 feet. Streeten, a Binghamton University lacrosse player, suffered a severe head injury and is still listed in critical condition.
Dundee Fire Chief Tracy Miller said the area, which has posted private property signs, is a very dangerous place for walkers and rescuers, making a rescue during the night extremely difficult.
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Police and emergency workers rescued a rock climber who fell about 50 feet this morning from a rock wall at the former IBM Glen in the Town of Union.We are posting August 2004 accidents/rescues here.