Updated: Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012, 8:31 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012, 8:31 PM EDT
BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) -- A 20-year-old male was transported by Life Star to Saint Francis Hospital for life threatening injuries from an alleged 'rock climbing' incident.
Bloomfield Police responded to a call around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, about a person that fell at the Tariffville Gorge recreational area.
Simsbury Police, Fire, and Ambulance assisted Bloomfield authorities at the scene, because the area borders both towns.
Emergency personnel located the 20-year-old, who was suffering from multiple compound fractures and open wounds, as well as internal injuries.
The male was conscious when medical personnel attended to his injuries, that were deemed life threatening in nature.
Life Star medical transport helicopter transported the individual to Saint Francis Hospital for treatment.
The incident is currently being investigated.
Police believe the incident was a hiking type 'rock climbing' accident.
The male was climbing on the cliff area, his footing slipped, and fell approximately 150', police reported.