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Hiker airlifted to hospital after passing out atop Maine’s tallest mountain

A 20-year-old hiker passed out on Maine’s tallest mountain and was airlifted to safety by a Maine Army National Guard helicopter after spending a terrifying night on the infamous Knife Edge Trail, officials said Wednesday. did.

Baxter State Park director Kevin Adam said the hikers began struggling around 5:30 p.m. As a result, he could not proceed any further. .

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The hiker was airlifted to a hospital in Bangor on Sunday morning, Adam said. She was released from the emergency room, but her condition is unknown.

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Adam said the tense situation lasted for hours after the group called 911 and rangers arrived at 11:30 p.m. and found the hikers unconscious.

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Matthew Lindt, one of three North Search and Rescue crews who climbed the mountain to help, said other climbers told rescue workers there was a steep descent on both sides. He reportedly said his illness worsened rapidly on Knife Edge, a narrow road.

According to Adam, the rocky road was narrow enough for eight people (two rangers and six hikers) and he was crouching until dark.

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Rindt and a rescue team also spent the night on the mountain, helping five other hikers make the 11-hour hike to the base. En route, the group learned that the stranded hiker was in stable condition at a hospital.

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