Sleeping Giant rescue, crash with extrication kept Hamden FD busy
HAMDEN — Town firefighters had a busy Saturday, first dealing with a rescue at a state park and then with a crash requiring extrication on Route 15, according to fire officials.
Firefighters responded to Sleeping Giant State Park around 11 a.m. for a report of an injured hiker in the woods. Hamden fire officials said firefighters had to use a rope system to remove the victim, who fell 15 feet.
Then, shortly before 7 p.m., units responded for a report of a crash where the vehicle had gone into the woods with entrapment. Responding firefighters quickly extricated the driver.
The driver and a passenger were taken to the hospital by paramedics.