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05/20/13 Man Survives Fall at McConnells Mill State Park

Date and Time:  5/20/2013    Location:
McConnells Mill State Park
Slippery Rock Township
Lawrence County

05/20/13  A 26 year-old man from Struthers, Ohio accidentally fell from a ledge at Kildoo Falls in McConnell’s Mill State Park early this afternoon. The victim, Cody Captain, was rescued in a nearly 1 hour long rescue after falling about twenty feet and sustaining a wound to his head.He was flown from a nearby ball field in the park to an unknown hospital. His cousin, Shane Robertson of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was with the victim at the time of the accident and said Cody was trying to take a picture of the falls. Jake Weiland, assistant park manager, said visitors should stay on designated paths and not venture from them. A previous fall at the same spot ended with a deadly outcome. The complete video for emergency personnel is now available and runs 20 minutes. You must log in to view this video. There  is also an approx. 3 minute video with interviews available.


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