CT brothers rescued from ledge on HV hiking trail

Two brothers from Connecticut were successfully rescued from a Hudson Valley hiking trail late last night after getting stuck on a ledge in the harsh winter conditions.

The 22 and 31-year-old brothers went for a hike on Storm King Mountain sometime yesterday afternoon, and at some point, the 22-year-old fell a short distance and injured his shoulder. Shortly after, the two found themselves stuck on a ledge on the eastern face of the mountain with no way of getting down.

A passing helicopter spotted the brothers soon after they called for help, but officials say rescue efforts were made more difficult with the cold and slippery winter conditions. The brothers are being checked for hypothermia and other injuries after the seven-hour ordeal.

No emergency responders were injured in the rescue efforts.

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