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Another death at Fawn’s Leap

Aug 09, 2023 12:59 pm

Andrea Macko reports for Porcupine Soup that a 16-year-old male died Aug. 8 at Fawn’s Leap in Haines Falls. Police, firefighters, EMS, and water rescue crews were dispatched to the swimming spot along State Route 23A, but could not save the man. The site includes a 24-foot-high waterfall and dangerous, rocky cliffs. There have been many deaths there over the years, the last in 2019 when in 2019 when a 20-year-old military cadet fell after the rock ledge he was hanging onto snapped. Last June a man nearly drowned after misjudging the depth of the water. On July 25 and 26 this year there were multiple people rescued there after heavy rains caused flash flooding. Read more about this story in Porcupine Soup.

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