Hiker rescued after fall on Mt. Holyoke

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HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – A woman who fell down a steep ledge on a hiking trail at Skinner State Park has been taken to the hospital, after she was rescued by firefighters.

Hadley Fire Chief Michael Spanknabel told 22News that they received a call about the hiker at 12:48 P.M.

He says that the woman had collapsed and fallen down a ledge on the M&M trail of Mount Holyoke (Skinner Mountain). Firefighters pulled the woman up using a rescue basket.

She was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The chief said that the extent of her injuries is not immediately known, but it appears that she will survive.

Firefighters from South Hadley and Northampton had assisted Hadley firefighters in the rescue.

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