Condition of hiker evacuated from Mount Greylock Ramble remains unclear

ADAMS — The fate of a hiker who reportedly underwent CPR on a Mount Greylock trail on Monday remains unclear.

North Adams Ambulance Service was dispatched to a reported hiker down with CPR in progress early Monday afternoon, according to General Manager John Meaney Jr.

The patient was transported to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, but their condition was not immediately clear, according to Meaney.

Volunteers for ProAdams, which hosts the Ramble, the annual hike up Mount Greylock, were also unsure of the person's condition early Monday evening.

The identity of the hiker was not available.

The Greylock Ramble draws up to thousands of people every year to the Cheshire Harbor Trail, a six-mile roundtrip trail to the state's tallest peak.

Each year, a North Adams Ambulance is stationed at the summit while the Adams Ambulance Service stations personnel near the base of the trail in Adams, according to Meaney.

In response to the incident, North Adams Ambulance sent additional resources to the summit to provide continuous coverage on the mountaintop.

Reach staff writer Adam Shanks at 413-496-6376 or @EagleAdamShanks on Twitter


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