Screwy Story of the Week: Hiker Falls from Tree

coast guard helicopterOur first Screwy Story of the Week comes from the Appalachian Trail near the Delaware Water Gap where (ready?) a 19-year-old man fell out of a tree and sustained lacerations and serious multiple fractures on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

We regret don't know this person's name, but we're glad he survived this bizarre (even by AT hiker standards) accident.

Screwy Story #1 Details

What makes Screwy Story #1 even more memorable is the fact that the hiker was rescued by (ready?) the Coast Guard. Yup. They sent a helicopter from Atlantic City to hoist our wayward hiker more than 100 feet into the air, before flying him to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township. Also along for the ride was a kind paramedic who was treating "mister fell from a dang tree" before the rescuers arrived.

There's no word on the unnamed man's condition.

We are thankful for all those who came to the hiker's aid.

Please Note: All hikers who plan to pretend that this happened to them should be ready to answer these questions:

  1. What type tree did you fall from?
  2. What the heck were you doing in a tree?
  3. What do you plan for an encore?
  4. Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?

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Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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