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Adams Rescues Hiker With Allergy Attack

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ADAMS, Mass. — Emergency responders spent nearly three hours taking a hiker off Mount Greylock early Monday evening after the individual had an allergic reaction.

Adams Police, Forest Wardens and Fire Department responded to the emergency call at 5:16 p.m. for two hikers on the Bellows Pipe Trail, which runs partway along the Thunderbolt Ski Run above Gould Road. The five-mile trail is considered moderate to strenuous.

Police Sgt. Rick Tarsa said one of the hikers had an allergic reaction to some trail mix and was removed from the trail by four wheelers and taken to North Adams Regional Hospital. The hiker, "who was doing extremely well," said Tarsa, was en route to the hospital shortly after 8 p.m.

A LifeFlight from Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center had been called but was canceled.

Rescue workers cleared the scene at 8:15 p.m.
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