Massachusetts man dies after falling off ledge in Harpswell


HARPSWELL (WGME) -- A Massachusetts man has died after he fell off a ledge Friday evening in Harpswell.

John Bernadi, 62, of Sherborn, Mass. died Saturday at Maine Medical Center from injuries sustained in the fall, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said.

Bernadi was visiting a home with friends on Brick Yard Cove Road in Harpswell.

The accident happened after 7:30 p.m. when his friends saw him fall 25 feet from a ledge after slipping, striking his head on a rock before landing in the water.

Witnesses found Bernadi not breathing and performed CPR.

Rescue crews transported Bernadi to Maine Medical Center.

The sheriff's office later reported he had succumbed to his injuries.

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