Hamden Firefighters Rescue Hiker At Lake Wintergreen

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HAMDEN — Firefighters rescued a hiker who fell approximately 50 feet down a ravine near Lake Wintergreen late Tuesday.

Battalion Chief Don LaBanca said the hiker 20 feet down a rock formation and another 30 feet down an uneven slope.

About a dozen firefighters were dispatched at 10:30 p.m. The hiker was lifted using a haul system and was then taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

The scene was cleared around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. Information on the hiker’s condition is not yet available.

LaBanca said the hiker was three-fourths of a mile away from a parking lot that is commonly used to access the park.

By Hilda Munoz, Hartford Courant

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