Rope rescue needed for Brace Mountain hiker


A 72-year-old hiker from New York City was transported via helicopter from Brace Mountain to MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie after falling down the side of a cliff. Photo by Amiee Duncan

MILLERTON — With both locals and visitors spending their Fourth of July holiday outdoors, many emergency agencies were on standby in case of an emergency. One such emergency occurred in the Taconic State Park’s Brace Mountain, near Millerton. A number of local emergency agencies responded to a 911 call about a man who had fallen down the side of a cliff while hiking at the park, on Thursday, July 4.

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