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Three-hour rescue for injured hiker at Bangor quarry

Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:30:08 AM EST   Updated On: Aug 19 2013 06:10:40 AM EDT

Rescuers in Northampton County needed three hours to save a hiker who fell into a quarry.

BANGOR, Pa. -

Rescuers needed three hours to rescue a hiker at a quarry in Northampton County, according to crews at the scene.

Crews say they were called out Sunday afternoon for a report of a hiker who had fallen at the quarry near CVS in Bangor.

Crews said the rescue effort took hours because officials had to walk more than a mile to get to where the hiker fell.

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The injured hiker was airlifted to an area hospital, according to crews.

Crews at the scene say the man did not appear to have life-threatening injuries.