Hamden fire department save hiker on Sleeping Giant

Hamden Fire Department

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH)- Hamden firefighters needed to use their expertise, along with a basket and safety rope to save a hiker who suffered a fractured ankle near the quarry section of Sleeping Giant mountain.

The man suffered that accident when he slipped on some boulders during a hiking trip. Firefighters used what they call a slope evacuation to get the man, who has not been identified, safely off of the mountain.

The victim was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment and further evaluation.

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