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17-Year-Old Irvington Boy Dies After Falling From Waterfall

Rescue crews at Hamilton Falls in Jamaica, Vt.,Thursday afternoon.
Rescue crews at Hamilton Falls in Jamaica, Vt.,Thursday afternoon. Photo Credit: WCAX screen grab
Tyler Rosenberg
Tyler Rosenberg Photo Credit: Facebook
Hamilton Falls in Vermont.
Hamilton Falls in Vermont. Photo Credit: All Trails

This story has been updated.

IRVINGTON, N.Y. - An Irvington teenager is dead after taking a spill while hiking at a waterfall in Vermont on Thursday.

At approximately noon on Thursday, Vermont State Police were dispatched to Hamilton Falls when it was reported that a hiker - later identified as 17-year-old Tyler Rosenberg - slipped on rocks and fell down a chute in the middle of a three-pool waterfall.

According to the Vermont State Police, bystanders began CPR on Rosenberg, who regained a pulse and respirations before police extracted him and took him a mile down the road, where he was airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire.

Witnesses said that Rosenberg was “attempting to cross the upper most pool of the falls where it spills over, when he turned his back away to find a better location to cross and slipped, causing him to fall into a chute that extends to the second pool of water below.”

Rosenberg slid approximately 100 feet to the pool and sustained head injuries. After being treated, he was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly before 5:15 p.m. the same day.

Rosenberg was an outstanding student known for his sense of humor who enjoyed playing baseball said Irvington Superintendent of Schools Kristopher Harrison.

"Tyler will be greatly missed by all who knew him," Harrison said in a statement. "His passion and wonderful spirit were enjoyed by all in our community. Tyler’s talents were felt in the classroom, as well as on the baseball field, and his sense of humor warmed the hearts of so many."

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