Rock climber airlifted via Lifestar after falling at Giuffrida Park in Meriden

Rock climber airlifted via Lifestar after falling at Giuffrida Park in Meriden



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MERIDEN — A Lifestar helicopter was dispatched to Giuffrida Park Saturday afternoon for a woman who fell while rock climbing.

Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Dunn said while he is unsure of the extent of her injuries, he does not believe they were life threatening.

Firefighters responded to the park after they received a call from the climber at approximately 1:30 p.m. When they arrived they found her conscious, but in need of medical treatment. Lifestar was called to transport her to Hartford Hospital.

Dunn said the woman had fallen between 20 and 30 feet while climbing one of the park’s cliffs. Firefighters lowered the woman down using a rope system and transported her with an off-road vehicle to the helicopter.

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