Rock Creek Park hiker rescued after fall

Update technical rescue Rock Creek Park at dead end Williamsburg Ln. NW. #DCsBravest have successfully brought the patient to safety using a hauling system. Adult female patient being transported with serious non life threatening injuries. pic.twitter.com/1rR1a2jyzT

— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) May 14, 2022

DC Fire and EMS says it rescued an injured woman while hiking in Rock Creek Park.

The rescue happened right before 4 p.m. near the Pierce-Klingle Estate area.

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First responders say she was hiking alone on a trail at the bottom of a steep hill when she fell and injured herself.

Rescue crews responded to the area of 3500 Williamsburg Lane, hiked to where she was and used a rope and pull system to bring her to safety.

Paramedics arrived to treat and stabilize the victim before she was pulled up the hill in a rescue basket.

Spokesperson Vito Maggiolo says it took about 45 minutes from the time they began treating to place the woman in an ambulance.

She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries but is expected to recover from the fall.

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