Injured Berlin hiker airlifted to hospital

Published on Thursday, 21 June 2018 21:09
Written by Charles Paullin


BERLIN - A hiker with an injured leg who had become lost on Ragged Mountain Thursday was transported to safety by Life Star helicopter, according to Berlin police.

The hiker and her hiking companion called police at 4:52 p.m. saying they were lost, according to Berlin dispatch. One of them said she had hurt her leg and described it as bruised.

Crews responded to Sanctuary Lane and then relocated the command post to the trailhead on West Lane,  according to the Berlin Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page. Crews then entered the woods on all terrain vehicles and foot, the page added.

Crews located the two and a call for Life Star went out at 7:38 p.m., dispatch said.

Kensington Fire Chief Jeff Pajor said the hiker broke her femur and was bleeding, and that’s why Lifestar was called. It took a while to get her from the mountain, he added.

The injured hiker was taken to Ferndale Plaza on Chamberlain Highway, where the helicopter landed around 8:05 p.m. and flew her to a hospital.

The hiking companion also sustained injuries, Pajor said, and was transported via Hunter’s Ambulance.

No other information was immediately available.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Thursday, 21 June 2018 21:09. Updated: Thursday, 21 June 2018 22:21.