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Hiker airlifted after suffering head injury in Herkimer County

Posted 4/20/22

WEBB — A 57-year-old hiker was air-lifted to a hospital earlier this month after suffering a head injury near the summit of Rondaxe Mountain in Herkimer County, according to the state Department of …

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Hiker airlifted after suffering head injury in Herkimer County

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WEBB — A 57-year-old hiker was air-lifted to a hospital earlier this month after suffering a head injury near the summit of Rondaxe Mountain in Herkimer County, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Authorities said the hiker, from Sherrill, suffered the head injury near the top of the mountain at about 1 p.m. April 11. Multiple forest rangers responded to the scene and used safety ropes to lower the injured hiker back down through four steep-angle sections of the mountain, officials said.

A waiting ambulance transported the hiker to a Mercy Flight helicopter. The identity of the hiker was not released. 

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