UPDATED: July 6, 2014 6:20 p.m.
GREAT FALLS, Md. (WNEW/AP) — A man in his 30s suffered a serious head injury after falling about 30 feet into a rocky section of the Potomac River.
U/D injured Great Falls 30ish YO male, injured in fall (>30ft) on Va shoreline, #mcfrs rescue boats moved victim via water to landing site—
Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) July 06, 2014
Montgomery County Fire Department spokesperson Pete Piringer says crews responded to the Potomac River area just before 4 p.m. in Great Falls Park.
Piringer says rescue crews from Fairfax County, Virginia, reached the man first by land, but ultimately he was evacuated on Montgomery County rescue boats and taken to a U.S. Park Police helicopter. He was then flown to a trauma center with life-threatening injuries.
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