- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

RANGELEY, Maine (AP) - Officials say it took three hours for rescue workers to extricate a 58-year-old man from his vehicle after it became sandwiched between the ledges of a waterfall in Franklin County.

The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1QwSb0R ) Frank Formisano was driving a commercial van on state Route 4 near Rangeley when he swerved to avoid a deer and lost control taking a curve around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Formisano told police the last thing he remembered was hitting the guardrail. Fire Chief Tim Pellerin estimates the van skidded 90 feet off the road before landing on a cliff above a swimming hole.

Pellerin says crews cut the van’s roof and used rope rescue techniques to hoist Formisano to safety.

The Rumford resident was treated at Franklin Memorial Hospital and released.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

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