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Maine wardens rescue woman hurt in Aroostook State Park

November 28, 2021 GMT

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — A 37-year-old Maine woman has been rescued by game wardens after falling in Aroostook State Park in Presque Isle, officials say.

Wardens say the Caribou woman was hiking with three relatives Saturday when she slipped on a snowy area on the trail to the south peak and slid about 40 feet (12.19 meters) downhill.

The woman suffered a possible broken hip, some facial lacerations and she was unable to walk.

The first warden on the scene requested a helicopter, but due to snow and winds none could respond.

A team of seven game wardens, rescue personnel from Presque Isle and volunteers carried the woman off the trail.

The woman was taken to a Presque Isle hospital. Her condition is unknown.