MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — Rescue crews are working to save a hiker who fell near Billy Goat Trail, authorities in Montgomery County say.
Pete Piringer, Public Information Officer for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services said technical rescue crews were called to the scene just before 8:30 a.m. for a report of an injured hiker and medical emergency.
The hiker fell about 25 feet down the rocks, but has injuries that are not considered life-threatening, according to Piringer.
Rescue teams were not able to get to the hiker by foot or by boat, so technical rescue workers performed a rope rescue to get to get the hiker to safety.
First responders have not offered more details about what led to the fall.
Crews were eventually able to get to the man and escort him to safety Thursday.