August 20, 2018
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Injured hiker airlifted off Katahdin

Aislinn Sarnacki | BDN
Aislinn Sarnacki | BDN
Katahdin can be seen from an outlook on an unnamed half-mile trail that travels over an esker near the south entrance of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
By Kaylie Reese, BDN Staff

A woman was flown by helicopter off Abol Trail on Mount Katahdin Monday morning.

The woman, 47, called 911 late Sunday to report a knee injury and exhaustion, Fox Bangor reports. She was brought down from the mountain by a Maine Forest Service helicopter and then taken to a nearby hospital.

She has not been identified.

Baxter State Park rangers, Maine Forest Service and the Millinocket Fire Department aided in her rescue, according to the report.

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