Camel’s Hump rescue has crews working all night

All-night rescue for Stowe Mountain Rescue.
Published: Jul. 6, 2021 at 5:58 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 7, 2021 at 6:02 AM EDT
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STOWE, Vt. (WCAX) - A rescue on Camel’s Hump forced crews to pull an all-nighter, working from sunset to sunrise.

Stowe Mountain Rescue says it happened Sunday night when a 59-year-old woman fell down a short cliff on the rocky section of the Bamforth Ridge Trail. They say her husband called 911. Crews reached her location around 8:45 p.m.

A team of 25 rescuers began the long carry but because of the distance involved, the technical terrain and wet conditions, officials say it made for a long and arduous litter carry that required ropes in some areas.

Crews say a highlight of the night was when they saw the Stowe Fourth of July fireworks from the mountain.

They reached Duxbury Road around 4:30 a.m. and the woman was sent by ambulance to the hospital.

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