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Local Girl Rescued from Bare Mountain


AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) — Amherst Fire sent out a rescue crew earlier today after a 15 year-old girl injured her leg while hiking.

The teen was with her father and brother around noon Saturday, walking the trails near Bare Mountain.

The area has a lot of loose shale and the girl lost her footing and severely sprained her ankle to the point where she was unable to walk.

Amherst Fire crews were able to bring her safely down using a rescue sled and a system of ropes.

She was treated at the scene and is expected to make a full recovery.

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  • Amherst

    Larry Kelley reports:

    “A young woman hiking with family about two-thirds of the way to the top of Bare Mountain fell and injured her ankle. The first responder to reach her realized motorized units could not make it to the remote location, so the Amherst Fire Department mobilized its “technical rescue team” which includes Northampton Fire Department personnel.”