Injured hiker rescued from Williamstown side of Mount Greylock

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WILLIAMSTOWN — An injured hiker stranded on the Williamstown side of Mount Greylock was rescued late Sunday night.

Several teams of emergency workers brought down the unidentified person seven hours after they responded to a 911 call of a hiker with a broken ankle.

Williamstown forest wardens and the Williamstown Fire Department were dispatched around 3 p.m. Sunday to the Mount Prospect Trail.

The authorities say they immediately requested mutual aid to assist in carrying out the injured party, who was one of three people who were hiking together.

The initial rescue team met up with employees of the state Department of Conservation and Recreation to begin the rescue operation. Once North Adams, Clarksburg and Pownal, Vt., fire departments arrived on the scene, two more teams were sent in to assist Williamstown. Everyone was safely down the mountain and out of the woods by 10 p.m.

The hiker was taken to Berkshire Medical Center for treatment. It's unknown how the hiker was injured.



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