NH woman falls 60 feet to bottom of waterfall

June 22, 2011 - 7:44 PM

DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — A Nashua woman is hospitalized in serious condition after falling about 60 feet down a cliff to the bottom of a waterfall in Dixville Notch in northern New Hampshire.

Fish and Game officials say Jennifer L. Tate was hiking with friends on Wednesday when she left them to take a photograph of Cascade Falls. She told rescuers the ground gave way at the edge and she fell down the cliff.

Fire and Rescue crews climbed to the top of the waterfalls and repelled down to Tate, who was conscious at the bottom of the falls. Details on where she landed were not available Wednesday.

She was brought up the cliff face and taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

Officials say Tate had broken bones, lacerations and chest pain.