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Injured hiker rescued from Niagara Gorge

Photo courtesy of Buffalo Spree

An injured hiker rescued from the Niagara Glen is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries today.

Niagara Parks Police, the Niagara Falls Fire Department and Niagara Emergency Medical Service responded to a 911 call for a report of an injured hiker about 4 p.m. Monday. They found a young female had been hiking with a family member and friend when she suffered a lower body injury requiring medical attention.

The female was located by members of the Niagara Falls Fire Department and the Niagara Parks Police High Angle River Team south of an area known as “Cripps Eddy.” 

NEMS members stabilized her injuries and she was carried by firefighters and paramedics in a portable stretcher to the metal stairs at the Niagara Glen. The female was hoisted to street level using the Davit Rescue Arm, which is situated at the Glen trail system, and later transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Niagara Parks Police are reminding park visitors to practice safe hiking:
·    Stay on marked trails
·    Wear suitable clothing and footwear
·    Take a cell phone with them
·    Carry water and energy bars
·    Avoid hiking in the dark
·    Never hike alone
·    Tell someone where you are going