Cortlandville Fire Department Rescues Injured Hiker

Press release from the Cortlandville Fire Department.

On Sunday March 7th at approximately 1:03pm the Cortlandville Fire Department was called to assist an injured hiker on the Lime Hollow Nature Center High Bridge Trail. With the assistance of the Cortland County 911 Center, dispatchers were able to “ping” the cell phone and provide responding personnel with a more accurate location. Due to the location and terrain leading to the injured hiker firefighters hiked in approximately a half mile to the hiker. Once firefighters made contact with the hiker, firefighters immediately began assessing injuries and packaging the patient for removal from the trail.

Due to the terrain, ATVs were not able to be used in patient removal. It took firefighters approximately 30 minutes from patient contact until the patient could to be moved by stokes basket and ropes from the trail to the waiting TLC Ambulance. The patient was transported Guthrie Cortland Medical Center for further treatment of non-life threatening injuries

Agencies assisting Cortlandville Fire Department were Dryden Fire Department,  New York State Police, Cortlandville County Sheriff’s Department and TLC-EMS.