Two teens rescued from Catskill Creek
The Daily Freeman is reporting two teenagers were rescued from the middle of Catskill Creek, Fri., May 19, state police said Monday. Troopers received a call around 7 p.m. reporting that two teens were unable to make it up a trail to the Route 23 overpass of the creek. The police arrived to find the 14- and 15-year-olds stranded in the middle of the creek clinging to a rock ledge at the edge of a 15-foot waterfall. The Leeds Fire Department and Greene County paramedics responded and deployed a lifeline across the water. The 14-year-old was able to grab the line and made it to shore uninjured. The 15-year-old tried to follow, but lost his grip on the line and was swept over the falls into a pool of water below. Eventually, a medic was able to enter the water downstream and along with the crew, was able to get the boy out of the water. The 15-year-old was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital to be treated for possible hypothermia and minor injuries. Both teenagers were from Catskill. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.