Woman injured in swimming accident at Fawn’s Leap

Fawn’s Leap in Hunter. Contributed photo

HAINES FALLS — An unidentified 25-year-old woman from Poughkeepsie was injured in a swimming accident at Fawn’s Leap in the town of Hunter, Department of Environmental Conservation spokesman Kevin Frazier said.

The woman had pain to her chest and ribs and was having difficulty moving after she jumped approximately 29 feet off a cliff and landed hard in the water, Frasier said.

Forest Ranger Rob Dawson responded to the location July 18 at about 2:10 p.m. after receiving reports of the accident, Frazier said.

Dawson performed a medical evaluation of the woman= and remained on the scene until Hunter Ambulance arrived.

She was taken to Columbia Memorial Health with non-life threatening injuries, Frazier said.

Fawn’s Leap is part of the Kaaterskill Creek and has become a popular location for cliff diving in recent years.

Several accidents have occurred there over the years, including a fatal accident last August when a 20-year-old West Point cadet was killed when a rock ledge he was hanging onto broke loose, causing him to fall.

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