WATERVILLE — Rescue workers scrambled to Head of Falls shortly before 4:30 p.m. Monday for a report of a person who had fallen about 25 feet onto rocks along the edge of the Kennebec River.

The Waterville Fire Department deployed its ladder truck and used a basket to lift the person up an embankment.

A LifeFlight of Maine helicopter then took the person to the hospital, according to reports.

While the circumstances leading the rescue were not clear Monday evening, a woman at the park said she saw what had happened.

Earlina Strozyk, who was sitting inside her car at the parking lot facing the river, said she looked up and saw a teenager running across the park. Strozyk’s account of what had happened could not be confirmed Monday evening.


“She jumped over the railing,” Strozyk said.

Almost immediately, Strozyk said, police told her to move car from the parking lot at the park’s north end, which officers then cordoned off. Strozyk said she moved her car to the parking lot at the park’s south end.

The Waterville Police and Fire departments and Maine State Police were at the scene.

Waterville police did not immediately return a request Monday evening for comment.

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