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Firefighters Defy Elements, Rescue Man At Base Of Great Falls

PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) -- Firefighters pulled off a dangerous rescue at a waterfall in New Jersey early Sunday morning.

Paterson firefighters responded to a call just after midnight about an injured man at the base of the Great Falls.

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The 32-year-old was found stranded on a rocky island. Firefighters used a rope to lower a boat into the water, from the base of a hydroelectric plant. They were able to navigate the rain-swollen Passaic River, and bring the man back to safety.

The man told rescuers he had jumped from a walkway bridge.

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