Hiker seriously injured at Bash Bish Falls State Park


MOUNT WASHINGTON -- An eastern Massachusetts woman was airlifted to an Albany, N.Y. hospital Sunday afternoon, after being seriously injured while hiking in Bash Bish Falls State Park.

According to state police from the Lee Barracks, the approximately 60-year-old resident from Randolph, who they didn't immediately identify, fell down an embankment around 1:30 p.m. The extent of the woman's injuries are unknown and it's unclear if the accident occurred at the falls or elsewhere in the park.

The Copake, N.Y. Fire Department coordinated the rescue effort which took nearly 90 minutes, before the woman was flown by helicopter to Albany Medical Center, state police said.

Bash Bish Falls -- the highest single-drop waterfall in Massachusetts -- is located along the New York State border in the extreme southwest corner of Berkshire County.


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