Man Seriously Injured in Fall From Cliff in State Park Identified

Haddam Life Star Edited

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.

LifeStar flew him to Hartford Hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

No additional information was available on his injuries. 

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