Yesterday numerous agencies came to the rescue of a hiker who had fallen at Popolopen Gorge. The accident was reported around 5:30 PM Monday.

The public first became aware of the rescue going on in the area of Bear Mountain when people began reporting that a Medical helicopter landing Zone had been set up at the BEar Mountian Traffic Circle. This area is notorious for car accidents so some thought it involved a car accident but that turned out not to be the case.

Fort Montgomery Fire Department via Facebook
Fort Montgomery Fire Department via Facebook
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Fort Montgomery Fire Department Rescues Hiker Who Fell at Popolopen Gorge

Later yesterday the Fort Montgomery Fire Department released a statement that they shared on their Facebook that explained it was a rescue of a hike who had fallen from a significant height and had sustained serious injuries.

Fort Montgomery Fire Department via Facebook
Fort Montgomery Fire Department via Facebook
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The location of the victim required emergency crews to use a rope rescue due to the steep terrain. Luckily for the victim, the first responders on site were well-equipped and well-trained to help in this type of rescue.

Fort Montgomery Fire Department via Facebook
Fort Montgomery Fire Department via Facebook
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Trails Near Bear Mountain State Park in New York

Currently, All Trails shows that Popolopen Torne Loop closed but it is not clear the exact location where this accident happened. Hike Project however does list the Popolopen Gorge Trail is open. That trail is about 4.3 miles from point to point.

The Fort Montgomery Fire Department posted that they wanted to thank all the agencies who assisted with the rescue. The groups they listed were: Orange County BC 36-14, West Point Fire Department, Highland Falls Fire Department, Town Of Highlands EMS, New Windsor Paramedics, NYS Park Police, NYS Forest Rangers, New York State Police, Town of Highlands police, Highland Falls police, Life Net Air-2, and
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