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Emergency Responders Rescue Injured Hiker Near Bear Mountain Bridge

A video captured by Westchester County Police of one of its helicopters landing on the scene Sunday.
A video captured by Westchester County Police of one of its helicopters landing on the scene Sunday. Video Credit: Westchester County Police
Emergency responders at the scene of the incident involving an injured hiker near the Bear Mountain Bridge on Sunday morning.
Emergency responders at the scene of the incident involving an injured hiker near the Bear Mountain Bridge on Sunday morning. Photo Credit: Peekskill Volunteer Ambulance Corps/Facebook

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Emergency responders flocked to Bear Mountain Bridge Road in Peekskill on Sunday morning to aid an injured hiker, according to officials.

The incident led to the closure of Route 9D.

The 45-year-old hiker, who fell between 20 and 30 feet from a trail in Hudson Highlands State Park shortly before 9 a.m., was transported by helicopter by the Westchester County Police Department Aviation Unit. The hiker suffered leg and back injuries.

Emergency responders were at the scene for approximately four hours.

Also responding were New York State Police and Aviation, Peekskill Volunteer Ambulance Corps., Cortlandt Peekskill Regional Paramedics, Continental Village Volunteer Fire Department, Westchester County Battalion 10 Westchester County Car 1, Fort Montgomery Fire Department, Orange County Paramedics, West Point Fire Department and Aviation and StatFlight.

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