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A hiker and his dog are rescued and airlifted out of Harpers Ferry

The Maryland State Police report that late Sunday night Apr. 9 a Maryland State Police helicopter was called in to rescue a hiker and his dog.

The pair were on a cliff above the Shenandoah River at Harpers Ferry and lost their way.

The 27-year-old hiker and his dog had been exploring the area along the Loudoun Heights trail area across the river and south of Historic Harpers Ferry Lower Town area.

Due to the steep treacherous terrain rescuers were unable to reach the hiker safely so the helicopter was utilized.

A trooper made contact with the hiker and was able to determine that neither he nor his dog needed medical attention.

The trooper then assisted the pair into a rescue basket which was then hoisted up to the hovering helicopter.

The aircraft took the hiker and his dog Angel to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Advanced Training Facility in Frederick Maryland.

Once on the ground the duo was cleared by Emergency Medical Personnel and helped to make arrangements for a friend to pick them up.

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