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5th injured hiker rescue this month in Ithaca

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The Ithaca Fire Department’s Rope Rescue Team was called out to help an injured hiker on Sunday for the fifth time this month, this time at the 30-foot dam near Giles Street.

Officials say a man had injured his shoulder after jumping about 40 feet into the water.

Bangs Ambulance Paramedics and IFD personnel made their way down the trail around 4:30 pm and secured the man in a rescue basket in order to haul him up and out of the steep ravine.

He was then brought to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The same area has been the scene of two other injured rescue/swimmer rescue calls this month.

Other calls for help have come in from Coddington Road and Lake Street.

In a Facebook post, the Ithaca Fire Department said it “practices regularly for rope and other technical rescue situations, to be able to handle these types of calls. However, the department reminds everyone to only hike on approved paths and never swim in any restricted locations. Be safe this summer!”


PHOTOS OF SUNDAY’S RESCUE BELOW POSTED TO ITHACA FIRE DEPARTMENT FACEBOOK:

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