Two adult hikers dead, child flown to hospital

Aug 20, 2017

Two adult hikers are dead and one child is hospitalized after falling down a cliff in Zoar Valley.

Credit New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Mercy Flight flew the child between the age of five and ten to Women & Children's Hospital. His condition is unknown.

The Erie County Sheriff's Office said they received a call from a hiker reporting three unresponsive individuals on the gorge floor around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The caller told EMS they believed the three might have fallen off a cliff.

Erie County Sheriff's spokesman Scott Zylka made this statement.

"All we have are very minor details. Air one is deployed, the SWAT team operators with rope rescue training have been deployed, and detectives are down there. That's all the information we have at this point."