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Mahwah Responders Rescue Injured Hiker On Campgaw

EMS personnel quickly stabilized the ankle and Rescue members packaged him in the basket.
EMS personnel quickly stabilized the ankle and Rescue members packaged him in the basket. Photo Credit: Courtesy: MAHWAH FD

MAHWAH, N.J. -- Emergency responders rescued a hiker after he injured his ankle on Campgaw Mountain.

Rescue 1, Mahwah Fire Company 4, and Mahwah EMS responded the night of August 24, bringing a Stokes basket and ropes.

EMS personnel quickly stabilized the ankle and Rescue members packaged him in the basket.

After securing an anchor point for their ropes, the rescuers carried the man down the mountain to a waiting ambulance.

Total time to there from the original call was just over an hour.

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