[at-l] Ill hiker near Nahmakanta

RockDancer rockdancer97 at comcast.net
Fri Sep 30 11:11:14 CDT 2011

This was posted on Thursday 5 PM at the Bangor Daily News website and it was
last modified at 5 AM today. --RockDancer

Wardens on way to help ill Appalachian Trail hiker

TOWNSHIP 1 RANGE 11, Maine - Wardens from the Department of Inland Fisheries
and Wildlife
wildlife/> , along with a warden pilot, were in the process of trying to
rescue an ill Appalachian Trail hiker late Thursday in the 100 Mile
Wilderness area south of Baxter State Park, according to the Piscataquis
County Sheriff
s-department/> 's Department.

The rescue operation, which began about 2 p.m., still was under way as of 10
p.m., a dispatcher said. Involved in the effort, along with wardens, were
personnel from the Maine Forest Service
<http://bangordailynews.com/organization/maine-forest-service/>  and public
safety workers from Greenville and Millinocket.

DIF&W spokeswoman Edie Smith <http://bangordailynews.com/people/edie-smith/>
said she did not expect to have details to release until Friday morning.

Piscataquis <http://bangordailynews.com/region/piscataquis-2/>  County
officials said that the rescue operation began when members of the hiker's
party walked from the trail to Nahmakanta Lake, where they used a cell phone
to summon help.

The 100 Mile Wilderness is some of the most remote territory in Maine. It
takes hikers from Abol Bridge to Monson.


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