Rock Creek Park hiker rescued after fall

Spokesperson Vito Maggiolo says it took about 45 minutes from when they started treating to place the woman in an ambulance.

DC Fire and EMS say it 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.



Rescuers say she was walking alone on a trail at the base of a steep hill when she fell and injured herself.

Rescue teams responded in the area of ​​3500 Williamsburg Lane, walking to where she was and using a rope and pull system to get her to safety.

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

Spokesperson Vito Maggiolo says it took about 45 minutes from when they started treating to place the woman in an ambulance.

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

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