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Man airlifted to hospital after hitting heading head on rock in Delaware River

LAMBERTVILLE CITY, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Pennsylvania an was airlifted to a trauma center after hitting his head on a rock while diving into the Delaware River in Lambertville City on Saturday afternoon, according to Lambertville City Police Lt. Robert Brown.

On Aug. 27, at around 3:50 p.m., emergency crews responded to the Lambertville Wing Dam for a report of a man with a head laceration, Brown said.

Officers arrived on scene and made contact with a man in his 30s from Doylestown who had walked out from the Dam up to the canal path, Brown said.

According to Brown, he dove headfirst into the river, struck a large rock under the water and suffered a deep laceration on his head, requiring advanced medical care, Brown said.

A landing zone was set up at the Ely Field and the man was then flown to Capital Health Trauma Center in Trenton, Brown said.

Assisting Lambertville City Police were the Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad, Lambertville Fire Department, and the Hunterdon Medical Center Paramedics.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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