State officials have identified the man who fell from a cliff at Devil's Hopyard State Park in East Haddam on Thursday afternoon.
Brian Gardner, 24, of Moodus, was sitting with friends at the top of a high and rocky cliff when he fell into a heavily wooded and rocky area, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
DEEP Environmental Conservation officers, state police and firefighters from East Haddam and Lyme trekked about a mile into the woods to reach Gardner and carry him out, the DEEP said.
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LifeStar flew him to Hartford Hospital to be treated for serious injuries.
No additional information was available on his injuries.