Crews climb rugged terrain to rescue hiker on Appalachian Trail

SHREWSBURY, Vt. (WCAX) A hiker is now safe and local firefighters are sharing how tough the journey was.

The City of Rutland Fire Department posted pictures on Facebook of Thursday's rescue.

They say they joined the Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Department and Regional Ambulance service to climb up the Appalachian Trail to help an injured hiker. They say it took a lot of work to climb the rugged terrain and one of the firefighters had a Fitbit that said they climbed 42 stories.