For Immediate Release
Friday, Sept. 27, 2019
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Littleton Police and Fire Departments Rescue Injured Hiker
LITTLETON — Police Chief Matthew Pinard and Fire Chief Scott Wodzinski report that the Littleton Police and Fire Departments worked cooperatively to rescue an injured hiker Thursday afternoon.
At about 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, Littleton Police and Fire were dispatched to the beaver dam off Colonial Drive for a report of an injured hiker. Littleton Police arrived on scene and located the female hiker, who had suffered what appeared to be a broken ankle.
Officers assisted the woman to an easier-to-reach location, then worked with firefighters to carry her approximately 1/2 mile out of the woods onto Hardwood Avenue, and into an ambulance.
“Situations like this one help us appreciate the close relationship we share with the Littleton Police Department,” Chief Wodzinski said. “By working together, these officers and firefighters saved valuable time and were able to rescue a person in need and get her essential medical attention.”
The 54-year-old injured hiker was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. She was hiking alone when she suffered the injury.
“First responders need to be prepared to answer any kind of call,” Chief Pinard said. “I’m proud of the work these officers and firefighters did to draw upon their training and experience to help this individual to safety.”