State police conduct copter rescue for injured hiker
Jul. 08, 2017
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — An injured hiker has been rescued after Maryland State Police dispatched a helicopter to retrieve her from the forest.
Police said the hiker, a 41-year-old woman, suffered injuries Friday in a rugged stretch of the Frederick Municipal Forest, a 7,000-acre watershed owned by the city of Frederick that sits outside city limits.
State police dispatched a helicopter after rescuers encountered treacherous conditions trying to reach the hiker from a steep slope.
The helicopter lowered a trooper to the scene and hoisted the hiker to Frederick Memorial Hospital for evaluation.
County fire and rescue personnel also participated in the rescue.