posted on November 20, 2013 15:11
Multiple reports this afternoon indicate a state trooper has fallen into a gorge at Letchworth State Park while on duty.
A rescue attempt is underway, reports say. The call came in at about 1 p.m.
How it happened, the trooper's identity or the extent of injuries have not yet been released or confirmed.
We'll bring more information as it becomes available.
Breaking news within the last few minutes…
The Buffalo News is reporting via Twitter that the state trooper who fell into a gorge at Letchworth State Park today while on duty is dead.
A rescue attempt was initiated after the call came in at about 1 p.m.
The report of the death is not yet independently verified.
Reports say the trooper was participating in a training exercise.
WIVB-TV reports the trooper is Ross Riley. They say he is a sergeant with the State Police out of Olean.