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October 23, 2011
Maine Warden Service Leads Carry-out and Rescue of Injured Hiker
Augusta, Maine - The Maine Warden Service responded to a call concerning an injured hiker on the Brook Trail on Tumbledown Mountain (Township 6, north of Weld) at approximately 4 PM on Saturday, Oct. 22.
Photo, courtesy of the Maine Warden Service: Wardens left to right, Kris MacCabe, Sgt. Tim Place, Jonathan Parker (partially shown) and Kris Barboza consult on the final portion of a rescue at Tumbledown Mountain at dusk of an injured hiker.
The hiker, Karen Chase, age 48 of Marblehead, Massachusetts, had slipped on rocks and fallen. First reports were of a broken ankle, but later reports confirmed a bad sprain and the hiker did not require transportation to a medical facility.
The Maine Warden Service did use a litter to get Ms. Chase off the mountain (she was approximately three-quarters of the way from the summit), then utilized an ATV to get her to a Northstar Ambulance where she was examined by medical personnel.
Warden Sgt. Tim Place and Wardens Kris MacCabe, Jonathan Parker, Patrick Egan and Kris Barboza were assisted in the carry-out and rescue by Wilton Fire & Rescue; Phillips Fire & Rescue, Franklin County Search & Rescue; Department of Conservation and Maine Forest Service, as well as Northstar Ambulance.
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