Sick hiker rescued from Appalachian Trail after being found by fellow hikers
SUCCESS — Hikers on the Appalachian Trail came across a sick hiker and helped the man until rescuers arrived on Tuesday afternoon.
A group of four hikers was near the summit of Mt. Success at around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday when they found a man who was ill unable to continue with his hike.
The sick hiker was identified as Eryc Christofes, 55, of Grantville, PA. The group of hikers that found Christofes provided him with support and liquids and called for help.
Members of Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue and Fish and Game officers hiked to the man from the Success Trail.
Before the rescuers arrived the hikers that were helping Christofes called again to let rescuers know that Christofes had recovered enough to try and get closer to the rescuers.
At around 6:15 p.m. rescuers made contact with Christofes. They did a medical assessment and re-hydrated Christofes who was able to walk out under his own power.
Christofes made it to the end of the trail at 8:00 p.m. and was transported to a local hospital for further medical treatment.