An injured hiker was rescued along the Appalachian Trail in Kent yesterday afternoon. Water Witch Hose of New Milford and Gaylordsville Fire were called to assist Kent Fire and EMS shortly before 3:30pm. The hiker suffered a broken ankle on her way towards Maine. It was going to be a far hike and climb to the patient. The three fire companies entered the trail less than an hour later and together, a group of 16 hand carried the injured hiker down the trail on a stokes basket for 30 minutes to the nearest access for Water Witch’s Ranger UTV, then continued off the mountain by the Devil’s Staircase. The patient was extricated from the woods around 4:30pm, just ahead of the incoming storms.