February 10, 2013

Man Rescued After Falling into Six Mile Dam Gorge

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A man was rescued from Six Mile Dam Sunday afternoon after falling while walking along the trail near the dam, according to the Ithaca Fire Department.

Due to recent snowfall, the trail was “extremely slick,” according to an IFD press release. The man, who fell near Third Dam, was uninjured. He was  pulled from the dam using safety rope.

IFD said the man was walking in a “no tresspassing” area. The press release urged others to stay on marked trails.

The two-hour rescue was completed by the IFD and assisted by the Newfield Fire Department, the Tompkins County Sherriff’s Office and Bangs Ambulance.

IFD also urged those who use the trails to remain aware of trail markers and to not walk alone.

Original Author: Caroline Flax