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#58262 - 06/27/11 07:50 PM Peterskill Accident 6/27
Cliff Destructo Offline
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Registered: 04/21/05
Posts: 67
Loc: United States
A helicopter landed out at Peterskill yesterday. What happened ?
Is the climber ok?

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#58267 - 06/27/11 10:20 PM Re: Peterskill Accident 6/27 [Re: Cliff Destructo]
tzam66 Offline
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Registered: 06/27/11
Posts: 1
Loc: Brooklyn, NY
There was an organized group top-roping to the left of the Terror Dome wall (where we were climbing). They seemed like new climbers. Apparently, one of the guys decided to boulder a bit without his helmet while waiting his turn to climb. He fell and hit his head, knocking himself unconscious for a few minutes. We were told he was only up a few feet (though his fall sounded higher than that).

At first he wasn't responding but by the time they carried him out on the stretcher he was asking questions. He could move his hands and feet so it seems like it was mostly a head injury (which is probably why they called in the medivac).

Hopefully it was just a concussion and nothing too serious. If anyone has news on him, I would love to know if he's doing OK.

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#58305 - 06/28/11 03:15 PM Re: Peterskill Accident 6/27 [Re: tzam66]
chip Offline
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Registered: 10/06/01
Posts: 2679
Loc: Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
Hoping he is doing well.

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#58428 - 07/01/11 01:24 PM Re: Peterskill Accident 6/27 [Re: chip]
phlan Offline

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Registered: 02/11/00
Posts: 2778
Loc: Gardiner, NY
if he had had a heckmet along, maybe he would have been wearing it. hope all is ok
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#58435 - 07/01/11 05:00 PM Re: Peterskill Accident 6/27 [Re: phlan]
stoopid Offline
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Registered: 10/09/08
Posts: 67
Loc: West Sand Lake, NY
My understanding of head trauma is that ANY loss of consciousness is VERY bad news/critical. Best wishes to him - and next time, bring a crash pad and/or helmet!

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#58566 - 07/06/11 01:17 PM Re: Peterskill Accident 6/27 [Re: stoopid]
phlan Offline

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Registered: 02/11/00
Posts: 2778
Loc: Gardiner, NY
based on all this, perhaps we have another new member of Team Aaahhhhh... Kursplat: bring out the cracker jacks box and print out some more certificates. always good to have another survivor.
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