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? ? ?Ithaca Rescue crews were dispatched Sunday to an injured hiker on the trail between upper and lower Buttermilk Falls State Park. Tompkins County 911 Dispatchers received a call around 3:00 p.m. for a woman with an injured ankle who remained on the trail, unable to walk.??

??? A crew of State Park Police, Bangs Ambulance Paramedics and Ithaca Firefighters made their way down the trail from West King Road, while a second crew made their way up from the Rt 13 entrance. IFD reports that the woman was found about halfway along the trail with a severe ankle injury. She was loaded into a rescue basket and carried down the trail to a waiting Bangs Ambulance where she was treated and transported to an area hospital.

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?? Many other calls for help this season, in and around Ithaca’s gorges, have kept the department’s technical rescue team busy. IFD credits the woman with knowing her location, allowing for a quicker recovery operation.?

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