Appalachian trail hiker, 16, carried from 100-mile wilderness after injuring ankle

Rescue Personnel prepare to carry out a 16-year-old Wisconsin girl who injured her ankle while hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Maine Warden Service
Rescue Personnel prepare to carry out a 16-year-old Wisconsin girl who injured her ankle while hiking the Appalachian Trail.
By William Davis, BDN Staff
Posted July 07, 2012, at 10:03 p.m.

TOWNSHIP 7 RANGE 9, Maine — A teen hiker was carried out Saturday morning by game wardens and other rescue personnel after she injured her ankle while hiking on the Appalachian Trail on Friday evening, according to officials.

The teen, whose name has not been released, was with a group of 11 girls who were hiking the 100-mile wilderness, which stretches from Monson to Mount Katahdin, according to a news release from the Maine Warden Service. The group was part of an organization from New Hampshire called the American Youth Foundation, but the teen was from Wisconsin.

The Warden Service received the report Friday evening at 7 p.m. and set out with more than 25 people to retrieve the girl using an access trail. The team carried the girl out Saturday morning over two miles of treacherous terrain, the release stated.

The girl was taken by ambulance to Dean Hospital in Greenville.

In addition to five game wardens, the rescue party consisted of personnel from the Maine Forest Service, the Greenville Fire Department and the Appalachian Mountain Club.

CORRECTION:

An earlier version of this story contained a spelling error. The injured hiker was taken to Dean Hospital in Greenville, not Greenvile.

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