Man Plunges Off NY Cliff As Police Officer Arrives

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011  |  Updated 11:45 AM EDT
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Man Plunges Off NY Cliff As Police Officer Arrives

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Police say a teenager suffered serious injuries when he jumped off a 60-foot cliff into waist-deep water at a closed quarry just as an officer arrived.

Ramapo police say the 18-year-old man jumped from the cliff at about 7 p.m. Monday. They say he sustained serious internal and external injuries.

Suffern Fire Chief Dan McInerney told The Journal News a police officer navigated a quarter-mile of rough trail to get to the injured man. Divers approached through the water.

The man was able to speak to rescuers. He was taken to a local hospital and then to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla.

His name was not made public.

The quarry is owned by the town of Ramapo and police said the officer was making a routine check of the property.

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