Colchester woman injured while cliff jumping back on her feet

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) A Colchester woman seriously injured while cliff jumping into Lake Champlain two weeks ago is back on her feet again after surgery.

Courtesy: Lynnette Davis

Twenty-year-old Kerrigan Davis stood up for the first time after her surgery. Her mother sent us a photo from the hospital Monday.

Davis shattered part of her spine when she hit the water after leaping into the lake from a 70-foot cliff in Niquette Bay State Park. She shared her story with WCAX to warn others about the dangers.

Her mom says there is still a long recovery road ahead but that Kerrigan is ready to take some steps.