Child Rescued From Billy Goat Trail on C&O Canal on Sunday

by MCS Staff

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Units (MCFRS) were called to the scene of a person who was injured by a fall on Billy Goat Trail A at the C&O canal at approximately noon on Sunday, according to MCFRS PIO Pete Piringer.

The fall occurred in the area of TM2/traverse and the units arrived to find an injured juvenile patient (pre-teen). The child was extracted by boat and the rescue team crews moved the patient to EMS that was awaiting in a staging area after hiking down around the north side of the traverse to the Seift Water Rescue boats (Potomac River). After evaluation, the child was transported to the hospital with Pri3 (non-urgent and non life-threatening) injuries.

Piringer reminds anyone hiking on Billy Goat Trail to “hike single file, pets are not allowed, keep group size to 5 or less, Billy Goat Trail A is one way – stay hydrated and know before you go.”


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