OLD FORGE — Local first responders and state forest rangers were called Friday to assist a woman who was injured while hiking on the summit of Bald Mountain in the Ferris Lake Wild Forest.

According to reports from state Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers, a call to Herkimer County 911 at 2:08 p.m. Jan. 4 requested help.

A Pittsford man was hiking with his wife when he slipped and fell on the icy summit and rammed into his 57-year-old wife, who sustained a left elbow dislocation injury, according to a news release.

Herkimer County 911 dispatched Old Forge Fire and Rescue, a town of Webb police officer and called DEC Ray Brook dispatch to request forest ranger assistance.

Five forest rangers and an environmental conservation police officer were dispatched to help rescue the woman, according to the release. In addition, two Old Forge Rescue emergency medical technicians responded directly to the mountain and headed in to begin patient care, according to the release.

At approximately 4:28 p.m., rescuers using rope lowering techniques began patient extraction. Rescue efforts were slowed by icy conditions that made for treacherous conditions, according to the release. At 6:07 p.m., the patient was at the trailhead and transferred to ambulance for transport to a Utica hospital.

The DEC advises hikers to properly prepare and plan before entering the back country. More information is available on the DEC's hiking safety and Adirondack backcountry information webpage.