A Hudson Valley man had to be rescued after he was badly cut by a machete while hiking in the region.

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On Nov. 10 at 7:30 a.m., Central Dispatch from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation received a call from Dutchess County 911 regarding an injured hiker.

The man, in his 50s, was injured while hiking at the Taconic Hereford Multiple Use Area in Pleasant Valley, officials say.

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The man was injured while hiking at the Taconic Hereford Multiple Use Area in Pleasant Valley

DEC Ranger Sweeney determined the hiker from Hyde Park stepped on a machete while getting out of his hammock the night before and as a result had lost a significant amount of blood.

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The hiker stepped on a machete and lost a significant amount of blood.

Rescuers transported the hiker out of the woods via UTV to a Mobile Life Support ambulance. Resources were clear at 10:15 a.m.

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The DEC did not provide the hiker's name or provide an update on his condition. It's unclear why he was hiking with a machete.

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The DEC did not provide the hiker's name or provide an update on his condition. It's unclear why he was hiking with a machete.

Responders included Rangers Sweeney and Cowart, Pleasant Valley Fire and EMS, Unionvale Fire and EMS, and New York State Police.

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