A recent Dartmouth College graduate has died after he was injured in a “freak accident” while visiting the New Hampshire campus for his postponed commencement ceremony, police and friends said.
David Gallagher, 24, was discovered badly hurt on a rocky embankment under the Ledyard Bridge on West Wheelock Street just before 2 a.m. Sunday, Hanover police said.
“It’s a very rocky, steep terrain,” said Hanover police Capt. James Martin. “It’s often inaccessible to walk in on foot from the roadway from Hanover.”
First responders had to use a pontoon boat to remove Gallagher from the rocky outcrop, before an ambulance transported him to...