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West Columbia FD rescues injured hiker

West Columbia, SC (Angelica Iglesias) - The West Columbia Fire Department along with help from Lexington County EMS rescued an injured hiker from the Congaree riverbank.

A hiker injured their back while exploring the Congaree riverbank and was unable to finish their hike. Dispatchers were notified and West Columbia Fire and Lexington County EMS arrived on scene. According to the department's Twitter page, the firefighters conducted a low-angle rescue and removed the injured hiker from the riverbank.

The individual was transported to a nearby medical center.

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