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Fire personnel rescued a 19-year-old man from a swimming area in Lebanon Saturday. (Courtesy of Lebanon Fire Department)

Man, 19, rescued from Lebanon brook

LEBANON — Fire personnel rescued a 19-year-old man from the Ledges swimming area in west Lebanon Saturday night, after the man suffered a dislocated shoulder.


According to a Lebanon Fire Department release, the man, whose name was not released, suffered a dislocated shoulder and was carried out of the swimming area, located off Trues Brook Road, at 5:01 p.m.


Fire and rescue crews found the man in the brook, approximately 30 feet below the main trail. Due to limited access and a steep incline at the site, technical rescue equipment was dispatched to the area.

Lebanon fire Captain Andrew White directed crews to lower one rescuer and a basket down to the man.

Additional personnel set up a mechanical lifting system and safety lines, and once the man was secured in the basket he was lifted up the incline.

He was taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center by ambulance at 6:15 p.m.

The Hanover Fire Department assisted by providing coverage in Lebanon, and Hartford, Vt., fire personnel handled one call while units were occupied.

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