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June 27, 2012
Carry-Out for Injured Hiker
T7 R9 (Near Katahdin Ironworks), Maine - Yesterday morning at approximately 9:00 AM, hikers on the Appalachian Trail near Katahdin Ironworks located a hiker in need of help. William Edwards, age 55, from Orleans, Massachusetts stated he was not feeling well and a knee replacement was causing him problems. Through-hikers were able to make cell phone contact with Game Warden Dan Carroll and relayed information about Edwards’ condition.
photo courtesy of the Maine Warden Service
After organizing what turned out to be a large effort, the three-mile carry-out began at 7:00 PM at the Columbus Mountain Gap lean-to. A total of 22 people helped with carry-out efforts and included Game Warden Sergeant Glenn Annis, Warden Dan Carroll, Maine Forest Service personnel, Greenville Fire-EMS-Police, Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) volunteers, through-hikers and other local volunteers. The carry-out ended five hours later at midnight and included very difficult hiking conditions. Trails were worsened by recent heavy rains making ordinary water crossings very dangerous. Edwards’ original trip plan was to end at Mt. Katahdin. His condition is now considered good.
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