April 24, 2019
Penobscot Latest News | Tim Throckmorton | Bangor Metro | Marijuana Legalization | Today's Paper

Hiker rescued after breaking ankle climbing Mount Katahdin

Courtesy of Steven Mogul
Courtesy of Steven Mogul
Mount Katahdin

A 57-year-old hiker was airlifted from Baxter State Park Thursday after she fractured her ankle climbing the Chimney Pond trail on Mount Katahdin, authorities said.

Following the injury, Baxter State Park staff and a team of volunteers, including family members, carried the the unidentified female hiker down the slope until they arrived at the Chimney Pond campground at 2 a.m., according to the park.

The woman, from western Maine, remained there under the care of park staff until a Maine Forest Service then flew her to the Millinocket Municipal Airport on Thursday, officials said.

The wet conditions, challenging terrain and low light levels likely contributed to the accident that caused her to break her ankle, park officials said.

Follow the Bangor Daily News on Facebook for the latest Maine news.



Have feedback? Want to know more? Send us ideas for follow-up stories.

You may also like