From Western Mass News, July 7, 2018
by Jessica Michalski
A male individual who fell down a gorge in Chesterfield has been rescued.
Darryl Springman of the Western Mass Regional Rescue Team tells us that a man fell thirty to forty feet off of the edge of the Chesterfield gorge.
The man had some injuries that prevented him from being able to walk.
This happened around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.
According to Amherst Fire Chief Tim Nelson, three of their own firefighters were called to the scene.
The firefighters are a part of the Western Mass Regional Rescue Team, which was sent to Chesterfield Gorge to help get this individual out.
A paramedic was lowered down to treat the individual.
Crews had to use high-angle rope systems in order to get the male safely out.
The man was then roped up to the top of the cliff and was handed off to the Highland Ambulance for treatment.
From there, he was placed in the Life Star helicopter, which then transported him to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.
Chief Nelson went on to tell us that a friend who was with him had to hike out to be able to call for help.
We're told cell phone service in that area is not good.
Chief Nelson reported that crews were able to extricate the man from the gorge around 1:45 p.m.
No immediate word on his condition was available.