Monson man breaks leg while fishing in Passadumkeag

Posted July 16, 2012, at 11:29 a.m.
Last modified July 16, 2012, at 6:51 p.m.

PASSADUMKEAG, Maine — A Monson man who decided to go fishing on the Passadumkeag River on Sunday morning got stuck when he took a wrong step and broke his leg, Fire Chief Brent Faloon said Monday.

“This gentleman had decided to go on foot fishing and got nearly a quarter of a mile away from the road” when he broke his leg, the fire chief said. “To get him out we [sent] the boat from Old Town” fire department.

The 63-year-old Monson man, who was not identified, broke his leg just before 11 a.m. Sunday.

“He just misstepped, I guess,” Faloon said. “Passadumkeag fire EMT Nick Rossignol hiked in and splinted the guy’s leg and I went in when the boat got there.

“He was taken to Lincoln and later transferred to Bangor,” he said, referring to Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln and Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. “He broke both the tibia and his fibula.”