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.