Two hikers dead, two children hurt in Zoar Valley

08.21.17 | Bob Price

Two adult hikers died Sunday, after they fell down a cliff in Zoar Valley, and two children were hurt.

The adults have been identified as Amanda Green, 35, and William Green, 33. The couple's 4-year-old son Alexander was airlifted to Women and Children's Hospital, according to Erie County Sheriff's spokesman Scott Zylka. He is listed in critical condition.

Another son of the couple, seven-year-old Jacob, walked to rescue personnel on his own power. He is being evaluated.

Crews don't know what happened yet.

At about 12:47 p.m. Sunday, a passerby discovered the parents' bodies and alerted authorities.

Erie County Sheriff's Air 1, SWAT, rope rescue team and detectives were all on scene. Additional agencies included Gowanda Fire, New York State Police, forest rangers; Eden Police, fire and EMS.