Rock Creek Park hiker rescued after fall

Spokesman Vito Maggiolo said it took around 45 minutes from the time they started treatment to place the woman in an ambulance.

DC Fire and EMS say they rescued an injured woman while hiking in Rock Creek Park.

The rescue took place just before 4 p.m. near the Pierce-Klingle Estate area.



First responders say she was walking alone on a path at the bottom of a steep hill when she fell and injured herself.

Rescue crews responded to the area of ​​3500 Williamsburg Lane, walked to where she was and used a rope and traction system to pull her to safety.

Paramedics arrived to treat and stabilize the victim before he was pulled up the hill in a rescue basket.

Spokesman Vito Maggiolo said it took around 45 minutes from the time they started treatment to place the woman in an ambulance.

She was taken to hospital with serious injuries but is expected to recover from her fall.

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