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Teen pulled to safety from gorge in Genesee County

Posted at: 05/03/2013 3:57 AM
Updated at: 05/03/2013 6:43 AM

A West Seneca teen suffered neck or back injuries after he fell into a gorge in Genesee County on Thursday evening.

Sheriff's deputies say 17-year-old Matthew Kwiatkowski fell into the water at around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Deputies say he was hiking with three friends near Indian Falls in Pembroke.

News10NBC is told that Kwiatkowski was able to climb onto a ledge and it took two hours for a rope rescue team to pull him to safety. Kwiatkowski was taken to Erie County Medical Center by Mercy Flight.

His three friends were not hurt.