Stowe Mountain Rescue came to the aid of a woman who injured her ankle Sunday, June 23, at 1:40 p.m.
She was hiking with three other people on the main Pinnacle Trail in Stowe when she slipped, twisted her left ankle and heard a “snap.” She was unable to put weight on the injured leg and her friends called 911 for assistance.
Stowe Mountain Rescue’s Hasty Team reached the patient from the Pinnacle Meadows trailhead and a litter was brought in from Farrell Farm Lane. The patient was at an elevation of about 1,950 feet on the Pinnacle trail, just as it steepens before the Pinnacle Meadows trail intersection.
The woman’s ankle was immobilized with a vacuum splint and vacuum mattress and she was wheeled down the trail to an ambulance waiting at the end of Farrell Farm Lane by 4:30 p.m.