You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Metro

Deerfield

UMass student survives 80-foot fall

Continue reading below

A 20-year-old University of Massachusetts Amherst student hiking with fraternity brothers on Saturday afternoon survived an 80-foot fall from a cliff in Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation, Deerfield police said. “The victim went off trail, slipped and fell approximately 80 feet, and slid some more,” said Deerfield Police Sergeant Harry Ruddock. The student was taken by medical helicopter to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester with injuries that were not life threatening, said Ruddock. The rescue mission, carried out by multiple police and fire departments from surrounding communities and Greenfield Fire Department’s High Angle rescue unit, took just under two hours.

Sarah N. Mattero can be reached at sarah.mattero@globe.com.
Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week