ROCKPORT — A 25-year-old man officials say fell some 80 to 100 feet into Flat Ledge Quarry has been airlifted to a Boston hospital after being rescued from the quarry by local crews and then transported to meet the heilciopter at Evans Field.
The accident occurred at about 1:50 p.m., when a man wakkng his dog in the area called Rockport Police and said he heard someone screaming inside the quarry and said the person appeared to be hurt.
Rockport police and firefighters responded and found the man in the water at the edge of the pit, said Rockport Fire Chief Jim Doyle.
Doyle said the fastest way to the injured person was across the quarry, so firefighters used a small boat to get to him. After they pulled him out of the quarry, Doyle said Gloucester paramedics took him to Evans Field, from where he was being airlifted by a Dartmouth Hitchcock Air Ambulance (DHART) helicopter.
“He had a lot of injures and we’re not sure (to) what extent,” Doyle said. “We’re going to get him right into Boston.”
Authorities have not realeased the name of the man, or the nature of his injuries.
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