Monday, May 30, 2011

Firefighters Find Injured Hiker In Manchester

According to, in Manchester, Connecticut, a 34-year-old man was rescued by firefighters on Monday. The man became injured when he fell down an embankment while walking on the trail that connects the Birch and Case Mountains. At 4:38 pm, the hiker called firefighters by using a cell phone and said that he was injured. Manchester firefighters worked with the Glastonbury firefighters with their all-terrain vehicle and the Manchester Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). They found the man around 5:25 pm and he was brought out of the woods by 6 pm. The man, who is a Manchester resident was taken to Manchester Memorial Hospital to be treated. The man was carried back up the embankment and moved out of the woods by firefighters. The hiker was in contact with a 911 dispatcher all through the search and was able to help the firefighters locate him. According to Manchester Battalion Chief Michael Dubois, the hiker was out in the woods for several hours with only 1 bottle of water and may have been dehydrated. The man's name has not been released.

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