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Forest Ranger

WEBB- Emergency responders assisted an injured hiker in the southern Adirondacks just before Father’s Day weekend.

During the late afternoon of Friday, June 19, Forest Ranger Dylan McCartney was informed from the Herkimer County Sheriff’s Office of a 19-year-old hiker from New Jersey, who was injured near the top of Bald Mountain.

With the assistance of Ranger Lincoln Hanna and members from the Old Forge Fire Department, the female hiker was located at just before 5:30 p.m.

Responders said she suffered a non-weight bearing type of ankle injury.

With fluent teamwork, the injured hiker was carried down the mountain, with the addition of low angle rope techniques.

She made it to the trail-head over an hour later at 6:45 p.m. Old Forge Ambulance crews took her to a local hospital for treatment.

No further details were provided.

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