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June 27, 2016

Press Release/Vermont State Police-Shaftsbury/Case # 16C302123/Injured Hiker/June 27, 2016/Woodford







CASE#:  16C302123

TROOPER:  Benjamin Barton                                                      

STATION:  Shaftsbury                 

CONTACT#:  (802) 442-5421


DATE/TIME:  06/27/16-0730 Hours

LOCATION: (street, exit, or mile marker and town)  City Stream Road, Woodford



On 06/27/16 at approximately 1100 hours the Vermont State Police in Shaftsbury were asked to assist the Bennington Rescue Squad with the extraction of an injured hiker on the Appalachian Trail in the town of Woodford.  Local Bennington residents, Shawn Hollis and Jeremiah Hurley, were in the area when rescue personnel were in the process of locating the injured hiker.  Hollis and Hurley were familiar with the area and assisted rescue personnel with locating forty-six year old, Kristin Breen, of Florida.  Breen was carried via litter by rescue personnel to an area off of US Forest Service Trail 273.  This location is in the vicinity of City Stream Road in Woodford.  Breen was airlifted to the Albany Medical Center for treatment of her injury.


Police later learned Breen had been hiking with her husband.  Breen became injured when she tripped over a vine in the Appalachian Trail, which led to the injury. 


Members of the Vermont State Police in Shaftsbury, Vermont State Police Search and Rescue Team, the Bennington Rural Fire Department and Bennington Rescue Squad assisted in the rescue effort.




Trooper Benjamin Barton

Vermont State Police – Shaftsbury Barracks

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

Work: 802-442-5421

Fax: 802-442-3263