PIERMONT, N.Y. — Emergency crews in suburban New York City have rescued a hiker who fell and became stuck in a marsh.
Firefighters in Rockland County were called Thursday to the marsh in Piermont, just north of New York City. Authorities say a man was hiking with his friends when he fell about 25 feet and landed in the muddy marsh.
Four rescue divers swam and crawled through 50 feet of water during high tide to reach the man, who had hurt his knee. Authorities say the dive team was able to carry the man back to a police boat in a rescue basket.
The man was transported to a hospital and treated for a dislocated knee.
The rescue comes days after a New York Police Department helicopter crew helped two distressed kayakers stranded in the marsh.