- 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 (https://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.


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



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