SIMSBURY—SIMSBURY, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut officials have identified a hiker seriously injured in a 60-foot fall from a state park cliff as a 19-year-old New York City man.
State environmental officials say Jared Drabiszczak of Brooklyn remained in criticial condition at Hartford Hospital on Friday. His injuries were not disclosed.
Authorities say Drabiszczak was hiking with two friends to King Phillip's Cave at the park when he fell Thursday afternoon.
He was airlifted to the hospital. Drabiszczak is fighting for his life after plunging off a trail on at Talcott Mountain State Park.
He was hiking with a group around 3 yesterday when he lost his footing and fell 60 feet down the steep slope.
Rescuers had use climbing gear to get to Drabiszczak. he was airlifted to Hartford Hospital where he is listed in critical condition. He was with a group of hikers exploring King Philips Cave when he slipped of the narrow path.
Emergency crews from surrounding towns assisted in rescuing the fallen hiker. The DEP is investigating the circumstance of the accident.