Massachusetts man dies at popular cliff-jumping destination in NH
Written by Laura Montenegro on .
CAMPTON — A 24-year-old Massachusetts man has died after cliff-jumping at Livermore Falls into the Pemigewasset River.
Around 4 p.m. Monday New Hampshire Fish and Game Officers responded to Livermore Falls in Campton for reports of a submerged swimmer. According to reports, Saige M. Bradbury of Bellingham, Massachusetts, attempted to jump from a rock ledge but did not clear all the rocks below before landing in the river. Onlookers tried to locate Bradbury in the water but were unsuccessful and called 911.
Bradbury's body was recovered by Fish and Game divers just before 6 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.
A joint investigation is being conducted by the Campton Police Department and the New Hampshire Marine Patrol.
Despite previous deaths from jumpers and repeated warnings about the dangers from local police, Livermore Falls is a popular cliff-jumping destination — daredevils have even attempted jumping from the bridge, more than 100 feet above the water.