Backcountry crews

Backcountry crews, including Stowe Mountain Rescue, help a hiker who was injured on the Sunset Ridge Trail on Mount Mansfield.

On July 7, Stowe Mountain Rescue assisted Underhill Jericho Fire Department to help a solo hiker with a leg injury on the Sunset Ridge Trail.

A hasty team from Underhill-Jericho arrived on scene, just over a mile from the trailhead.

The hiker could not bear weight on his leg.

Members from Underhill-Jericho, Colchester Technical Rescue, Camels Hump Back-country Rescue (Richmond), and Stowe worked together, using a wheeled litter with rope belays on the steep pitches.

The operation took several hours, and the hiker drove himself to the hospital.

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