Rescue crew pulls hurt hiker who fell into gorge to safety

July 9, 2018

CHESTERFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Crews in Massachusetts have rescued a hiker who fell into a gorge over the weekend.

Three Amherst firefighters were part of the Western Massachusetts Technical Rescue Team that responded to Chesterfield Gorge shortly after noon Sunday. The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that the man fell nearly 20 feet at the nature preserve.

Amherst Fire Chief Tim Nelson says the man had significant injuries and the rescue team used ropes to extract the man. The man was flown by helicopter to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield but Nelson says he doesn’t know the extent of the man’s injuries.

No name was released.

The man was hiking with friend who had to walk from the area to get cellphone service and call for help.

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