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    Woman Falls From Tower at Park
    Lifestar has responded to Shenipsit State Forest in Stafford Springs after a woman fell from an observation tower.

    A 50-year-old Ellington woman is at Hartford Hospital with critical injuries after falling 25 feet from an observation tower at Shenipsit State Forest in Somers on Thursday afternoon.

    A hiker found the woman at the base of the observation tower on Soapstone Mountain and alerted state police, who then notified EnCon police because the incident happened on Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, according to DEEP officials. 

    An ambulance brought the woman to Johnson Memorial Medical Center in Stafford, then LifeStar brought her to Hartford Hospital.