Philmont woman rescued after hiking accident

Town of Fort Ann

Washington County

Wilderness Rescue: 

On Nov. 23 at 2:10 p.m., DEC's Ray Brook Dispatch received a request for assistance for a 21-year-old woman from Philmont with knee and ankle injuries she sustained while hiking Pilot Knob Trail.

The Pilot Knob Fire Department and North Queensbury Ambulance Squad were dispatched to the scene while Lt. John Solan sent four Forest Rangers to assist and retrieve the subject.

After reaching the hiker, the Forest Rangers placed her injured leg in a splint and began a carry-out back to Pilot Knob Road. At 3:41 p.m., Ranger Evan Donegan reported that the subject was back to the trail head and en-route to a local hospital for medical treatment.-

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