Man Seriously Injured at Bristol Swimming Hole


Officials say a Florida man was seriously injured after diving off a ledge at Bartlett Falls in Bristol, Vermont. 

Police say Monday afternoon at 12:30 PM, Kirk Harris, 53, of Sanford, Florida dove head first into shallow water.

Eyewitness Jacob Catella, saw Harris dive into the water.

“I shouted down to him are you okay, do you need help.” Catella said. “He said I am all set, he said he was okay. He started to swim this way, his family met him and realized he was not okay and called 911.”

Bristol Fire Department and Police responded to the scene at the falls off of Lincoln Road.  

Authorities say Harris was taken to the UVM Health Center in Burlington with serious injuries to his neck and back.

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