Rockland County

Hiker Injured in Fall While Rappelling in Rockland County: Officials

A hiker fell Sunday while rappelling off a rock and badly hurt his leg, officials said. 

The hiker was in Rockland County in the woods near Torne Valley Road when he fell about 10 feet off a rock, said Hillburn Fire Chief Shane Starr. 

"He hit his pad a little too hard and he split his leg," Starr said. "He messed up his leg up pretty good."

The hiker was taken to a local hospital. 

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