2 Day Rescue Effort at Baxter State Park

Updated 5 years ago

A woman from Stueben is in the hospital, after a rescue at Baxter State Park that lasted two days and involved multiple agencies.Rangers say 22-year old Ashley Dewitt fell while coming down Hamlin peak Friday afternoon or early evening.She broke her leg and couldn’t go on.Rangers spent a rainy Friday night on the ridge with Dewitt, camping out in tents they carried up, while an evacuation team was put into place.As a steady rain fell Saturday morning, the crew began carrying Dewitt down.They reached the Chimney Pond Ranger station at nightfall.At 8:30 Sunday morning, a helicopter from the 126th Army National Guard Medivac unit flew Dewitt to Millinocket Regional hospital.In addition to rangers from baxter, workers from Acadia National park, the Maine Forest Service, the State Fisheries and Wildlife Department and volunteers helped with the rescue effort.


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