ESSEX COUNTY – An injured Scotia hiker was helped from an Essex County mountain Sunday, state Department of Environmental Conservation officials said.
The rescue began Sunday morning at about 9:30 a.m. as forest rangers responded to a call for an injured hiker on Big Slide Mountain, officials said.
One of the ranger then located the woman almost two hours later, at about 11:25 a.m. They splinted the hiker’s injured shoulder and helped her to the trailhead, officials said.
The other ranger and Keene Valley EMS hiked up from the Garden trailhead and met the group to provide pain medication, officials said.
The rangers then helped her back to the trailhead by 1 p.m.
The DEC account of the incident did not provide further information on the status of the hiker or identify her.