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Three-hour rescue for injured hiker at Bangor quarry

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 02:30:08 AM CST
Updated On: Aug 19 2013 05:10:40 AM CDT

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.

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.