A man rescued from the Ithaca Reservoir Monday. (Courtesy of the Ithaca Fire Department)
A man was rescued from the Ithaca Reservoir Monday. (Courtesy of the Ithaca Fire Department)

Ithaca, N.Y. — A man was injured jumping into the Ithaca Reservoir Monday evening and had to be rescued by emergency responders, according to Lt. Tommy Basher of the Ithaca Fire Department.

Crews found the injured man at around 6:40 p.m. about a mile in from the trail that begins off of Giles Street, near the 30-foot dam.

The man could not get himself out of the water and had suffered an arm injury, according to Basher.

Personnel used the Bangs Ambulance ATV to get the man up a steep ravine and onto the trail. There, he was loaded into an ambulance.

The rescue took about 30 minutes, Basher said. The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office and the Ithaca Fire Department were among the agencies on scene.

“The Ithaca Fire Department and the Tompkins County Sheriff reminds people to stay on approved trails and obey posted warning signs,” Basher said. “Failure to do so is unlawful and puts themselves and rescuers in danger.”

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.