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June 7, 2018

***UPDATE 2*** VSP, EMERGENCY CREWS ASSIST HIKER ON KILLINGTON PEAK

Emergency services were provided by the Rutland City Fire Department. The release below has been updated.

 

From: Silverman, Adam <Adam.Silverman@vermont.gov>
Sent: Thursday, June 7, 2018 3:18 PM
To: DPS - VSP Media <DPS.VSPMedia@list.vermont.gov>
Subject: ***UPDATE*** VSP, EMERGENCY CREWS ASSIST HIKER ON KILLINGTON PEAK

 

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

VERMONT STATE POLICE, EMERGENCY AGENCIES ASSIST HIKER ON KILLINGTON PEAK

 

Contact:

Adam Silverman

Public information officer

802-241-5277

 

MENDON – The Vermont State Police and other emergency agencies are providing assistance to a hiker who experienced a medical issue while hiking in the Killington area on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

 

State police received a call at 1:01 p.m. Thursday from a hiker who reported that a member of the hiking party, a 43-year-old man from New York state, had experienced a medical event while walking along the Bucklin Trail from Mendon to the summit of Killington Peak. The caller was directed to dial 911 to enable a dispatcher to map the location of the incident and obtain coordinates, which placed them about 3 miles from the trailhead, which is located on Wheelerville Road in Mendon.

 

The man was reported to be experiencing minor symptoms and was able to eat, drink and walk unaided. The hiker and a companion are making their way down the trail and at 2:10 p.m. were reported to be about 1.5 miles from the trailhead.

 

Killington Search & Rescue responded to the trailhead and is hiking up to meet the party. The Vermont State Police and the Rutland City Fire Department are at the trailhead to provide assistance as needed. The hiker will receive a medical evaluation when he emerges from the woods.

 

***UPDATE***

Shortly before 2:40 p.m., the hiker, identified as Gerald Clifton, 43 of Greenwich, New York, was able to return under his own power to the trailhead, where he was transported by ambulance to Rutland Regional Medical Center for evaluation. He was reported to be doing well.

 

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