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Firefighters hike up Appalachian Trail to help woman

July 07, 2013

SANDY HOOK — Firefighters hiked up the Appalachian Trail in the southern end of Washington County on Sunday morning to reach a woman experiencing problems with heat exposure, according to Washington County Emergency Services.

Firefighters from Boonsboro fire company’s Rohrersville substation hiked approximately 3 miles to the woman on the trail in the Weverton Cliffs area, a Boonsboro firefighter said. The woman, who was with family, asked to have her blood pressure checked, the firefighter said.

The woman refused medical transport, a 911 supervisor said.

The call came in at 10:54 a.m. Sunday, the 911 supervisor said.


— Julie E. Greene

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