Injured hiker rescued after falling down waterfall

An injured hiker was rescued from Palisades Interstate Park Monday evening.

An injured hiker was rescued from Palisades Interstate Park Monday evening. (5/30/16)

ALPINE - An injured hiker was rescued from Palisades Interstate Park Monday evening.

The roughly hour-and-a-half ordeal began around 5 p.m.

Palisades police said via Twitter that the victim somehow fell down the waterfall at Peanut Leap Falls. Another officer at the scene said he was hiking up the falls about 2 miles north of Alpine Boat Basin with a group of friends when he fell.

Palisades police and Closter and Englewood emergency crews quickly responded to the scene.

The teen was loaded onto a boat in the Hudson River and eventually taken to a hospital in Hackensack.

The boy's identity and condition haven't been released.

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