- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

COLD SPRING, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say firefighters from New York rescued a 23-year-old woman who was injured while hiking.

The Journal News reports (http://lohud.us/1SCPAAt ) the woman was hiking on a trail around 4:50 p.m. Sunday when she slipped and fell, injuring her back.

Cold Spring Chief Joshua Dinardo says the trail on Breakneck Ridge was steep and rocky. He says firefighters had to use ropes to lower the hiker down the trail during three separate points in the rescue.

He says the rocky terrain made the rescue challenging and it took firefighters nearly two hours to rescue the woman.

Officials say the woman was stable, but it’s unclear what the extent of her injuries is. Authorities didn’t identify her.


Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com



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