‘Injured and ill-equipped’ Massachusetts hiker rescued from Appalachian Trail

The Agawam man was reported to be cold and weak.

GLASTENBURY, Vt. (AP) — State police say an injured hiker on the Appalachian Trail in southern Vermont was brought to safety by rescue crews.

Police say they received a call at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday from an injured and ill-equipped hiker near the Goddard Shelter in Glastenbury.

Rescue crews located 36-year-old Eric Wrisley, of Agawam, Massachusetts, just before 10 p.m. Wrisley was reported to be cold and weak.

Police say Wrisley had suffered a minor injury that prevented him from hiking to safety.

After Wrisley was transported from the trail, he was treated by rescue personnel and released.


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