April 20, 2020

MDIFW NEWS: Maine Warden Service, Emergency Rescue Personnel Rescue Injured Hiker Who Fell 30 Feet At Moxie Falls

MOXIE GORE TWP, Maine - The Maine Warden Service, working with the Maine Border Patrol, Maine Forest Service, West Forks Fire and Rescue, Upper Kennebec Ambulance and civilian volunteers, rescued an injured hiker who had to be Lifeflighted after he slipped and fell 30 feet down an embankment into Moxie Gorge this afternoon.

Antonio Jacobs, age 18, of China, Maine, was hiking with three other friends at Moxie Falls at approximately 4:30 p.m. when he slipped and fell 30 feet down an embankment to the edge of Moxie Stream at the base of the falls. Moxie Falls is Maine's highest waterfall, dropping over 90 feet.

Jacobs was immobile and unable to move due to his injuries. He was loaded into a Stokes Rescue Basket, was extracted out of the gorge by 7:00 p.m., and then flown by Lifeflight Helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center for abrasions, and injuries to his ankle, knee and ribs.

Proposed cutline for attached photo: Maine Game Wardens and emergency rescue personnel attend to an injured Antonio Jacobs alongside Moxie Stream as they prepare to extract him out of Moxie Gorge.