A 22-year-old Bucks County Community College student suffered serious injuries when he plummeted down a rocky embankment behind the campus in Newtown on Wednesday afternoon, according to an emergency responder.
The unidentified student was hanging out with other students at a popular spot behind the campus buildings along Swamp Road, Newtown Ambulance squad member Angela Marriott said. The hangout is marked by large boulders overlooking a steep 200-foot hill that ends at Neshaminy Creek below, she said.
The student was making his way down a narrow path toward the creek when he lost his footing, grabbed for a small overhanging tree, then fell, Marriott said. He tumbled down the entire hill, she said.