Crews Rescue Injured Hiker in Kent

Kent Volunteer Fire Department

Crews rescued an injured hiker in Kent on Tuesday.

Firefighters were called to the Schaghticoke section of the Appalachian Trail around 4:30 p.m. after getting a report of a hiker with a leg injury.

An initial rescue team made contact with the patient to assess and provide care.

Due to the terrain and remote location of the patient, additional rescue assistance was needed. Fire officials said the rescue operation took over seven hours.

During the rescue, officials said a UTV got a flat tire, there were two rain downpours and the onset of darkness, all which made conditions more complex.

The injured hiker was eventually rescued and was transported to an area hospital. Authorities did not release details about the hiker's condition.

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