PHOTO COURTESY OF LINDA EDDINGS

Woman carried off Cadillac Mountain



PHOTO COURTESY OF LINDA EDDINGS

A litter containing an injured hiker is wheeled over a log bridge on the Canon Brook Trail in Acadia National Park on Tuesday.

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — In what seems to have become a daily tradition here rangers carried an injured hiker off a mountainside trail on Tuesday.

According to Ranger Richard Rechholtz, a 50-year-old woman from North Carolina injured her ankle while hiking on the Canon Brook Trail above a waterfall shortly after noon.

It took rangers along with crews from Mount Desert Island Search and Rescue and Bar Harbor paramedics around three hours to carry the woman out about two miles out of the woods.

She was taken by Bar Harbor Ambulance to the Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor for treatment.

Earl Brechlin

Earl Brechlin

Editor at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander editor Earl Brechlin first discovered Mount Desert Island 35 years ago and never left. The author of seven guide and casual history books, he is a Registered Maine Guide and has served as president of the Maine and New England Press Associations. He and his wife live in Bar Harbor.
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