Pa. college student seriously injured in fall

NEWTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Philadelphia college student was seriously injured when he tumbled about 200 feet down a rocky embankment behind the campus.

Emergency responders say the Bucks County Community College student was with a group of people in the Indian Council Rock area when he lost his footing Wednesday afternoon.

Officials told the Bucks County Courier Times ( ) that he plunged all the way down the slope and landed on the banks of Neshaminy Creek.

Township fire chief Glenn Forsyth said the victim was flown to Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia with broken bones and head trauma. His condition was not immediately available.

College spokeswoman Marta Kauffman said signs are posted describing the terrain as dangerous, but a similar accident seems to occur “at least once a year.”


Information from: Bucks County Courier Times,

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