Rescue on Greylock's Blue Mountain Trail


The Berkshire Eagle reports Joanne Preen had to be carried after stumbling when getting lost on Mount Greylock.

Preen had hiked to a waterfall from the North Adams trailhead and got on the wrong trail on the return when she fell lacerating her liver. Her companion then went down the Hopper Trail and called for help. Eight rescuers and a dog named Blue returned on the Blue Mountain Trail and carried her out on a gurney.

Williamstown Police Sgt. Scott McGowan said a rescue team consisting of members from the Williamstown Police and Fire departments, Williamstown forest wardens, Village Ambulance Service, the Adams forest wardens and the Hancock Fire Department set up a command post at the base of the park. “We usually deal with one or two of these types of rescues each year,” McGowan said.

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