DEC: Hiker from Rexford hoisted to safety in Essex County after medical issue

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ESSEX COUNTY A hiker from Rexford was hoisted to safety Sunday in Essex County after suffering a medical issue, state Department of Environmental Conservation officials said.

The incident began Sunday morning as dispatchers requested ranger assistance with a hiker complaining of chest pains on the Northville-Placid trail, officials said.

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Two rangers then worked with New York State Police Aviation on a hoist operation at a lean-to near a pond there, officials said.

By 1 p.m., a ranger hoisted down to the 52-year-old hiker and safely put the hiker into a helicopter to take him to the hospital, officials said.

The DEC account did not provide further information on the hiker’s condition.

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