Hamilton

Teen in 'critical condition' after fall at Webster Falls

A teenager was critically injured, Hamilton paramedics say, after falling roughly 12 metres on Friday during a visit to Webster Falls.

17-year-old was taken to hospital 'with multi-system trauma,' EMS

Webster Falls can be found at the Spencer Gorge Conservation Area in Hamilton. Paramedics say a 17-year-old fell roughly 12 metres and was seriously injured there on Friday. (Hamilton Conservation Authority)

A teenager was critically injured, Hamilton paramedics say, after falling roughly 12 metres on Friday during a visit to Webster Falls.

Assistant Deputy Fire Chief Steve Welton said the department was called to the Flamborough site around 5 p.m. and carried out a rope rescue after locating the teen.

The victim was lifted back to the top of the falls where he was treated by paramedics.

The 17 year-old was transported to hospital in "critical condition with multi-system trauma," according to EMS superintendent Dave Thompson.

The city has been trying for years to stop people from falling at its increasingly popular waterfalls.

Webster Falls, which is part of the Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) system, is described by the HCA as a 22-metre "classical curtain waterfall."

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