+lostinjersey Posted July 2, 2004 Share Posted July 2, 2004 (edited) I read this about a week ago Tuesday, June 29, 2004 ALPINE - A Closter man injured a leg in a 100-foot fall down a cliff on Monday, escaping more serious injuries thanks to a tree that broke his fall, police said. Nicholas Torreca, 26, was found by three hikers who heard his cries for help and called police at 12:10 p.m., said Detective Lt. Nelson Pagan of the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police. The detective rappelled down the cliff and tied Torreca to himself before helping him into a rescue basket. "The only thing holding him up was a tree," Pagan said. Assisted by the Closter Ambulance and Rescue Squad, the effort took about two hours. Torreca was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center. Pagan said he appeared to have a broken right leg. Torreca, who had been drinking, climbed over the barriers of the lookout area - despite warning signs - before slipping and falling, police said. He was issued summonses for consumption of alcohol in the park and creating a hazardous condition, Pagan said. "This gentleman is fortunate to be alive," Pagan said. then I read this a few days ago in the Bergen Record... Gunshot victim's body found in Alpine Friday, July 2, 2004 The body of a 25-year-old Brooklyn man was found with two gunshot wounds in his head amid debris along the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Alpine on Thursday, authorities said. Agmet J. Wallace, a self-employed used car salesman, was last seen by family members in the New York City borough Saturday, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said. A maintenance worker found the body at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, along the guardrail just north of Exit 3 on the northbound side of the parkway, Molinelli said. Wallace had been shot twice in the head, the prosecutor said. The Prosecutor's Office was still investigating Thursday, along with the New York Police Department and the Palisades Interstate Parkway police, he said. Autopsy results were pending. Authorities were "exploring all his [Wallace's] personal and business relations," and were also interviewing family members, Molinelli said. "This is going to take some time," he said. Wallace didn't appear to have any New Jersey connections and didn't have a criminal history, Molinelli said. ****************** About a year ago a dead body washed up on the shore near where the Giant Stairs is hidden. yeesh. gitting pretty dangerous to hike in them thar palisades! Edited July 2, 2004 by Gwho Quote Link to comment
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