Katahdin hiker hit by falling rock

5:44 AM, Jul 2, 2013   |    comments
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MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) - Officials say a hiker has been airlifted from Maine's highest mountain after he was injured by a falling rock.

Ned Hamara, 62, of Texas, was hurt after a large rock fell on him Monday afternoon while he was hiking Mount Katahdin at Baxter State Park in Piscataquis County.

Officials say a concerned hiker alerted park rangers to the situation.

The Maine Forest Service used a helicopter to rescue Hamara, who was at an elevation of about 3,900 feet at the time. An ambulance then took him to a hospital with upper and lower body injuries.

Hamara's condition was not available late Monday night.







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