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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Rescue efforts continue at Letchworth State Park


PRESS RELEASE
SP Warsaw: New York State Park Police being assisted by New York State Police with 6 people that fell over the lower falls at Letchworth State Park.

On June 11, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., seven people went over the lower falls at Letchworth State Park, five of which were rescued and transported to Strong Memorial Hospital with injuries varying from serious to minor.
Calls began coming in around 6:30 p.m. Saturday night, for multiple people over the falls. New York State Park Police were on scene as well as New York State Police and Wyoming County Sheriffs. New York State Police Helicopters and Underwater Recovery Team (URT) were also being used to search for those who fell in.

 On Sunday the search is continuing for the two missing male juvenile’s...a 9-year-old and a 6-year-old in the lower falls area of Letchworth State Park.  The New York State Park Police and New York State Police are actively continuing to search the area.

Areas near and around the lower falls at Letchworth State Park are closed at this time.

New York State Park Police will be holding a media briefing at 4:00 pm at Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park, Castile NY 14427 at the Visitors Center (South end of the Park)

This is an ongoing investigation and the names of the parties involved are not being released at this time.