Accident at the Dorset Quarry
According to the police report, Timothy Squire, 31 of Springfield, VT was attempting to jump into the quarry from a rope swing when he came up short. Squire hit his head and shoulder on the rocks. He was held in the water by other quarry visitors while they waited for the Manchester Rescue Squad to arrive. When they got on scene, the rescue squad was able to place Squires on a back board while still in the water and pulled him out of the quarry with the help of the Dorset Fire Department. He was transported to Southern Vermont Medical Center.
The police report reminded quarry visitors that this was not the first injury this summer and that jumping into the quarry could result in serious injury.
Dick McDonough, owner of the Dorset Quarry, has been vocally opposed to the use of rope swings and zip lines at the quarry and has cut them down in the past. The rope swing used in this accident was cut down by the state police.
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