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February 7, 2018

Young man jumped to his death

QUECHEE – On Sunday, Jan. 28, police responded to a call from the Quechee Gorge. A Hartford resident in his early 20s had jumped to his death, authorities reported. They did not release the name of the deceased.
Authorities said the young man had been successfully talked off the bridge by a friend less than a month ago.
Because of the extreme icing conditions, firefighters and rescue workers had to lower two of their members straight down the rocky cliffs rather than take the paths down to the bottom of the gorge as they would’ve otherwise done
Traffic on Route 4 near the bridge was detoured for an hour. The recovery team raised the body up to the bridge deck using a special crane mounted on a fire department utility truck.

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