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Woman Rescued On Breakneck Ridge

A hiker had to be rescued after slipping on a rock while hiking Breakneck Ridge.
A hiker had to be rescued after slipping on a rock while hiking Breakneck Ridge. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- A 23-year-old hiker had to be rescued by firefighters after falling while hiking Breakneck Ridge Sunday.

The woman was hiking at about 4:50 p.m., when she slipped on a rock and fell, injuring her back, according to LoHud .

According to Cold Spring Fire Chief Joshua Dinardo, firefighters had to use ropes to lower her down the trail due to the steep and rocky terrain. The rescue took about two hours.

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