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EAST HARTFORD, Conn.

Conn. firefighter injured in fall through skylight

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An East Hartford firefighter was injured when he stepped onto a snow-covered skylight and fell into a parking garage stairwell while trying to rescue a man who jumped off the Interstate 84 bridge over the Connecticut River. Officials said chief training officer James Silver broke his right ankle and suffered facial injuries Thursday, but is at home recovering. Fire Chief John Oates said Silver was on the roof of a parking garage that overlooks the river, trying to find the best way to reach the jumper, when he fell through a skylight covered by about a foot of snow. Police said the man who jumped from the bridge survived a fall onto ice on the river.

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