Injured swimmer rescued at Connecticut River in Holyoke

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HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP)–An injured swimmer was rescued by the Holyoke Fire Department (HFD) Monday afternoon after falling on rocks along the Connecticut River.

HFD Captain Kevin Cavagnac reported that the department was called to the Dinosaur Tracks Park on Route 5 (Northampton Street) after receiving a 911 reporting an injured swimmer.

Rescuers found a 54-year-old man on the bank with a hip/leg injury. He had apparently slipped on wet rocks. The crew used a “stokes basket” stretcher to carry the man up the steep access where he was brought by ambulance to a local hospital. No other injuries were reported.

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