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Hiker injured in weekend fall at McConnells Mill

August 9, 2020 News Extra

A 60-year-old Pittsburgh woman fell Saturday morning from the Alpha Pass Trail at McConnells Mill State Park.

Woman, 60, taken to hospital

A hiker was injured in a weekend fall at McConnells Mill State Park in Slippery Rock Township, Lawrence County, authorities said.

An ambulance took the woman, whose name was not released, to a Pittsburgh hospital with unknown injuries after she fell Saturday morning from the Alpha Pass Trail. The injuries were not believed to be serious.

The 60-year-old Pittsburgh woman was hiking with friends about 10:55 a.m. when she slipped and fell several feel down a small embankment, said Bryan Moore, park ranger supervisor, and possibly struck her head on a log.

She also complained of right shoulder pain, but she was conscious and alert, Moore said.

The woman and her friends had started hiking about 9:45 a.m. and they were on their way back when the accident happened on the trail that is at the northern end of the park. It is part of the North Country National Scenic Trail

Volunteer firefighters from Slippery Rock and Scott townships in Lawrence County and Portersville in Butler County responded. Crews loaded the woman onto a Stokes rescue basket and carried her up the embankment.

She was taken by Noga Ambulance to UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh.