Injured Hiker Rescued at Mt. Higby in Middlefield

An injured hiker was rescued at Mount Higby in Middlefield on Thursday morning. 

Middlefield firefighters responded to the scene just after 11:30 a.m. for a reported injured hiker. 

Crews from Middlefield and Westfield fire departments used ATVs to access the remote location where the hiker had hurt themselves.

Due to the location, crews also used a rope haul system to help rescue the hiker and bring them to flat ground, Middlefield firefighters said. 

The victim was transported to Hartford Hospital for their injuries. 

It took emergency crews about 3 1/2 hours to rescue the hiker. 

"Remember to avoid hiking alone and always try to use the buddy system. Also, when you go hiking, tell someone where you are going and when you will return," Middlefield Volunteer Fire Company said.

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