BOONSBORO - A Florida man died Saturday morning from injuries sustained after falling from a rocky ledge in South Mountain State Park Friday, a spokesman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police said Sunday.
Officers responded at 3:36 p.m. to Annapolis Rock in South Mountain State Park for a report that an individual had fallen from the rocks, according to Cpl. Ken Turner.
Matthew J. All, 19, of Sarasota, Fla., fell approximately 50 feet. He and friends were hiking in the area. Due to the rugged terrain of the area, All had to be airlifted by a Maryland State Police helicopter from the scene and taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he later died, Turner said.
The Maryland Park Service Ridge Runners, as well as personnel from Boonsboro, Myersville, Mount Aetna, Hagerstown Fire Department and the Advanced Tactical Rescue Unit from Frederick, Md., assisted in the rescue operation.