STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
TROOPER: Det./Sgt. Eric Albright
CONTACT#: 802 722 4600
DATE/TIME: 08252016 @ 1200
LOCATION: Hamilton Falls, Hamilton Falls Road, Jamaica, VT.
VICTIM: Tyler Rosenberg
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Irvington, New York
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: At approximately 1200 hours on 08252016, Vermont State Police received a request for assistance from fire/rescue personnel who were responding to the area of Hamilton Falls on Hamilton Falls Road in Jamaica for a 17 year old male who had gone over the upper falls to the middle pool (there are three pools in the falls). It was reported initially that bystanders on scene had begun to preform CPR at that time. The subject regained a pulse and respirations as a result and prior to being extracted from the wooded area surrounding the falls. He was then air-lifted by helicopter to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.
Witnesses on scene reported the victim was attempting to cross the upper most pool of the falls where it spills over, when he turned back away to find a better location to cross and slipped causing him to fall into a chute that extends to the second pool of water below. The victim slid approximately 100 feet to the second or middle pool and sustained head injuries in the process. Bystanders present at the middle pool immediately began life saving efforts on the victim at this point.
State Police were informed by DHMC that the victim died at 1713 hours as a result of trauma sustained in this fall.
Assisting Agencies that responded: Jamaica Fire/Rescue; Townshend Fire/Rescue, Wardsboro Fire/Rescue, Brattleboro Fire Department-Dive Team, Rescue Inc.
Detective Sergeant Eric Albright
Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Vermont State Police | Troop-D
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