Two hikers had to be rescued after they couldn’t make it back down from the top of a Dutchess County mountain.

Last Wednesday around 7:30 p.m., Dutchess County 911 notified New York State Department of Environmental Conservation central dispatch that two hikers were requesting assistance on Stissing Mountain.

The couple had hiked to the fire tower in the Town of Milan and were having trouble making their way back down the mountain due to icy conditions, officials say.

Two Rangers responded, found the unnamed pair at the fire tower, provided additional equipment and assisted them back to the trailhead.

The hikers were declared safe around 10:30 p.m.

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