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First responders called to Gillette Castle State Park for fallen hiker rescue

Connecticut state police are responding to assist.
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EAST HADDAM, Conn. — First responders have been dispatched to Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam for a report of a fallen hiker Thursday afternoon, Valley Shore Dispatch confirmed to FOX61.

Connecticut state police are responding to assist. Chester Hose Co. responded with a boat to assist. East Haddam and Lyme fire departments were also on scene.

The fall victim was conscious and alert and taken to a nearby hospital by Lyme ambulance, according to Chester Hose Co.

The extent of their injuries is not known at this time.

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FOX61 has reached out to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) for more information.

A 17-year-old also fell from a cliff at Gillette Castle this past Memorial Day weekend, leaving them with injuries.

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This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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