ADAMS -- Fire Department and Forest Warden responders rescued a hiker having an allergic reaction from Mount Greylock on Monday evening.
Police received a cell phone call at 5:16 p.m. from a hiker on the Bellows Pipe Trail saying his partner was reacting badly to some trail mix he had eaten.
Sgt. Richard Tarsa of the Adams Police Department called the rescue a "well-coordinated effort."
"We were given GPS coordinates to a spot about 1.7 miles up the trail from the Greylock Glen parking area," Tarsa said. "Responders used dirt bikes to locate him and a four wheeler to bring him down."
The hiker, who police didn't identify Monday night, was transported to North Adams Regional Hospital after being taken off the mountain.
The Fire Department, Forest Wardens, Ambulance Services and police responded to the call. Lanesborough Fire Department was also contacted, and subsequently activated an air ambulance medical helicopter out of Albany. The flight was canceled after it was reported that the victim's condition had improved.
"He was doing very well, alert and responding to questions before being transported," Tarsa said.
-- Phil Demers