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Near Misses
Incidents that could have resulted in a fatality, but did not.


03/20/2009
Teen Slips into Quarry

A daring rescue by crews in Hamden, Connecticut as a free climber found himself in trouble.

Firefighters were called to Sleeping Giant State Park just after 5 PM Friday.

A 19-year-old Quinnipiac student got stuck in the quarry area after slipping down a rock face.

Crews wasted no time getting to the young man.

One firefighter rappelled down the quarry and put a harness and helmet on the climber before moving him to solid ground.

Facing a dangerous situation themselves, rescuers were well prepared.

The climber was fortunate to only suffer a minor injury to his wrist.

The climber was given a citation for disorderly conduct.

Source: New England Cable News (NECN)