MARCELLUS, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, the Marcellus Fire Department was dispatched to help save a hiker who suffered a medical emergency in a wooded area of Baltimore Woods about 150 yards away from the road.
The Executive Director of Baltimore Woods tells NewsChannel 9 that the individual was with a Baltimore Woods Nature Center staff member or emergency response technician throughout the incident.
A MAVES ambulance was also on the scene, and crews sent a Gator ATV through a field to access the area and take the patient back to the ambulance on the road, firefighters say in a recent Facebook post.
“We are grateful to MAVES and our local fire department for their close proximity and quick response to the situation,” said Whitney Lash-Marshall “which includes the ability to bring an ATV on site to help provide transport from areas of the preserve that are not easily accessible by vehicle. The situation had the best possible outcome and the individual is recovering.”