- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

ALPINE, N.J. (AP) - Officials say a teenage hiker has been hospitalized after falling down a waterfall in a New Jersey state park.

Police say the 17-year-old boy was swinging from a tree late Monday afternoon and landed on a rock in Palisades Interstate Park in Alpine. The boy plunged down Peanut Leap Falls when the rock gave way.

Rescuers had to rappel to the teen due to the remote location and shallow depth. Officials say the teen had internal injuries that left him unable to move during the rescue.

The teen was loaded onto a boat in the Hudson River and eventually taken to a hospital in Hackensack.

The boy’s identity and condition haven’t been released.


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