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Teen rescued after younger brother drowns at High Falls State Park

Teen rescued from rocks at High Falls State Park

A teen stranded on the rocks at High Falls State Park Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, was pulled from the water by a helicopter.
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A teen stranded on the rocks at High Falls State Park Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, was pulled from the water by a helicopter.

A 12-year-old drowned and his older brother had to be rescued after the pair went out on the rocks at High Falls State Park on Tuesday morning.

The younger boy died just south of Joseph Proctor Bridge in northern Monroe County. Family and friends held hands and embraced each other as his 17-year-old brother was pulled from the water by a helicopter. The teen reportedly got stuck at the bottom of the falls.

Monroe County schools are on fall break and though there are signs warning others to stay off the rocks, they are often disregarded.

Amanda Webb said she didn't realize at first that it was one of her neighbors, students and church members who drowned at High Falls State Park on Oct. 10, 2017. Christian Burdette was 12.

A child drowned at High Falls State Park Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, and another stuck in the water awaits rescue.

A child stranded on the rocks at High Falls State Park Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, was pulled from the water by a helicopter.

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