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Injured woman rescued from Appalachian Trail

November 01, 2009

Fire and rescue crews spent hours Sunday finding a woman who fell on the Appalachian Trail and getting her out of the park so she could get further medical treatment, emergency officials said.

The woman suffered an ankle injury, emergency response officials said.

The woman was found along the trail near Black Rock and Annapolis Rock in the Mount Aetna area, a dispatcher said. The call came in at 12:08 p.m. and the woman was found around 2 p.m., the dispatcher said. She was loaded onto an all-terrain vehicle to get her out of the wilderness, according to the dispatcher.

The woman was transported to Alternate U.S. 40 near the Washington/Frederick County line, officials said.

Although there was an ambulance waiting for the woman, she declined treatment, officials said.

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