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Brookfield First Responders Rescue Injured Hiker At Williams Park

Members of the Brookfield Fire Department and EMS treat an injured hiker in Williams Park. Photo Credit: Brookfield Police Department
Brookfield Parks and Recreation workers clear the trails so an ATV can get to an injured hiker and move him out of a remote part of Williams Park. Photo Credit: Brookfield Police Department
The hikers is transferred to a waiting ambulance after the rescue. He was treated at Danbury Hospital. Photo Credit: Brookfield Police Department

BROOKFIELD, Conn. — First responders from departments throughout Brookfield came together to rescue an injured hiker from a remote, swampy part of Williams Park on Friday afternoon, police said.

Brookfield Police Dispatch received a 911 call at about 2 p.m. Friday from a hiker who had became injured during a fall, police said.

Members of the Brookfield Police Department, Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company and Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department Candlewood Company Inc. responded to the scene.

After a brief search, the hiker was located by EMS personnel in a remote swampy area of the park that was inaccessible by vehicle, police said.

EMS began treating the injured hiker while members of the Brookfield Parks and Recreation Department quickly cleared fallen trees and debris from the trails to allow all-terrain vehicles to access the area.

The injured hiker was then moved by ATV to a waiting ambulance and transported to Danbury Hospital for further treatment.

"The Brookfield Police Department would like to recognize all of the organizations that were involved in this successful rescue, which would not have been possible without the cooperation of everyone involved," the police department said in a Facebook post.

No further information was released on the extent of the hiker's injuries.

Williams Park is located on 185 Whisconier Road, near the Brookfield Library. It is set on 20 acres and offers fishing, hiking trails, picnic tables and parking.

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