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Hiker rescued in La Crosse

Woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries

Hiker rescued in La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Emergency crews in La Crosse rescued a hiker who was injured along a trail near Hass Park early Tuesday afternoon.

La Crosse firefighters told News 8 a woman in her 20s was walking on a trail with a friend when she lost her footing and hurt her hip.

The woman's friend called 911 to report she was injured. Crews were called to Easter Road east of Hass Park. They were able to ping the phone and use GPS coordinates to find them on the trail. The woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

More than ten firefighters from the La Crosse Fire Department were on scene to help with this incident. They had to use a chain saw to cut down trees that had fallen across the trail in order to get to the victim. Trees had fallen across the trail, firefighters told News 8.

La Crosse Fire Division Chief Divine told News 8 his technical rescue team had just returned from training and still had their gear loaded when they got this call. The team's response time was much faster because of that, Divine said.

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