Dec 22, 2015 2:15 PM

Northwood teen survives 150 foot fall off cliff near Stone House pond

BARRINGTON - A Northwood teen who fell 150 feet off a cliff near Stone House Pond while taking photos survived, and was rescued by New Hampshire Fish and Game officials and his friend on Sunday.

Officer Michael Matson of Fish and Game told the Union Leader that officers responded around 10:50 a.m. to reports of a badly injured hiker at the base of the cliff near the pond.

“They were finished taking pictures, on two different parts of the cliff, and the victim said that while making his way back to his friend, he slipped and fell,” Matson told the Union Leader. “They weren’t taking pictures in an unsafe manner. The temperatures were below freezing Sunday morning, and the rocks were slippery. He was making his way back to his friend when he lost his footing.”

The Northwood teen fell after he had been taking pictures with another teen from Nottingham. The Nottingham teen called 911, and helped emergency dispatch personnel by applying pressure to wounds, according to Matson.

“It was a long fall, and he was hurting all over with serious injuries, but I can tell you he looked like he was going to be OK when they transported him,” Matson told the paper.


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