Hiker rescued after falling 80 feet in Acadia National Park

BOSTON (NEWS CENTER) — A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod rescued a climber after he fell 80 feet from a cliff in Acadia National Park Saturday.

At about 1:45 p.m. Saturday, a watchstander from the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center called the Coast Guard after a National Park Service ranger reported a hiker fell.

A rescue team attempted to rappel down the cliff to provide medical assistance, but need additional help to transfer the man to emergency services personnel.

The Coast Guard launched a helicopter crew who first performed a safety evaluation, then hoisted the man into the helicopter.

They landed in a ball field in Bar Harbor, Maine, and transferred the hiker EMS. He was taken to Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor to be treated for arm and leg injuries.  


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