Outdoor Odyssey group rescues injured hiker in Vermont

Veteran hiker William “Corky” Lowe says he owes his life to a group of Cornell Outdoor Education(COE) Outdoor Odyssey students who found him injured and aided in his rescue and emergency evacuation over steep, slippery terrain in Vermont’s Green Mountains last week.

At about 9 a.m. Aug. 17, Lowe was hiking with two friends on the Green Mountain National Forest’s Long Trail near Ripton, Vermont, when he slipped and fell, dislocating and breaking his ankle in three places. His friends fashioned a splint, and one of them, Herb Armstrong, had gone to call 911 and ran into the Cornell group on the trail, telling them what had happened. Full Article