Hiker rescued after injury on Appalachian Trail in Easton

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EASTON — A Virginia woman was rescued from the Appalachian Trail after suffering a serious leg injury Saturday evening.

Conservation Officers and volunteers carried Brittany Pulley, 34, nearly 5.5 miles to safety in an overnight rescue operation that lasted almost 12 hours.

Authorities were notified at 5:30 p.m. June 29 that a hiker was injured on Kinsman Ridge.

A Conservation Officer and 29 volunteers from the Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue Team hiked 2.9 miles up Reel Brook Trail to Kinsman Ridge Trail, then another 2.5 miles to reach Pulley.

Rescuers packaged Pulley into a litter and carried her back down the mountain, arriving at the trailhead shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday.

Pulley suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported by Littleton Fire Department ambulance to Littleton Regional Hospital for treatment.

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