Baxter Park Rangers Make Two Rescues in Matter of Hours
Bazter Park Rangers made two rescues within a couple of hours of each other on Thursday afternoon.The first one was around 2:00 PM. A 22-year-old hiker about two miles up the Hunt Trail of Mt. Katahdin had a leg injury.Rangers assisted the hiker to the trailhead.Then at 4:45 PM, Park Rangers were notified of a 46-year-old hiker who needed help. He was two miles up the Abol Slide trail, which is one of the steepest in the park.A rescue team carried the hiker for more than a mile, arriving at the campground around 1:00 Friday morning. The Millinocket Fire Department transported that hiker to a local hospital for evaluation.