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Crews rescue hiker stuck on Mount Greylock

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LANESBOROUGH, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

The Lanesborough Fire Dept. responded to Mount Greylock for a hiker with a laceration on his leg from an ax.

Lanesborough Chief Charles Durfee said the call came in around 12:30 p.m. First responders arrived on scene at 1:05 p.m. 

The victim was about 2.5 miles in the woods on the Old Adams Rd. Trail. 

"We could only get the ATVs in about a mile on the trail. We had to hike in the last 1.5 miles," said Durfee. 

The Western Mass. Tech Rescue Team were called in to assist. 

Durfee says the team used three ATVs to run people and equipment in the first mile. 

11 Lanesborough firefighters and 16 Western Mass. Tech Rescue Team members were on scene.

The hike was transported to Berkshire Medical Center.

Western Mass News was on scene and will provide an update at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. tonight on Western Mass News. 

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