NORFORK AREA TEENAGER INJURED MONDAY AFTERNOON AFTER FALLING FROM A BLUFF

12/22/2009

A Norfork area teenager was injured Monday afternoon after he fell from a bluff near Riverview Dr. and Baxter CR 106 near the White River at Norfork.

A 911 call was relayed to the Sheriff's Office at 1:35 PM reporting that a person had fallen approximately 20 feet down a bluff and was injured. The teenager was located and rescue personnel were able to reach him and bring him to a waiting ambulance. The victim was identified as 13 year old Sam Carriere of CR 106 in Norfork. He and friends were walking or hiking in the area. Sam Carriere was transported by ambulance to Baxter Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries. He was alert and coherent when he was rescued.

Agencies involved in the rescue were the Sheriff's Office, Norfork Police Department, Norfork Fire Department, and Baxter Regional Ambulance Service. Rescue personnel were on scene for less than an hour.

/s/ John F. Montgomery
Baxter County Sheriff

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