Hiker flown to EMMC after slipping on rocks on MDI


BAR HARBOR — Park rangers were called to assist a woman who slipped and fell on wet rocks at Acadia National Park on Saturday morning and was flown by LifeFlight to Bangor.

According to Ranger Will Overton, the Massachusetts woman was hiking with friends and photographing in the Otter Cove area between 7 and 8 a.m. Saturday when she slipped and injured herself.

“She was close to the road but not close enough to get herself there,” Overton said Sunday afternoon. “Bar Harbor Fire and Rescue were first on the scene followed by our rangers.”

Overton estimated the woman, whose name was not released, was within several hundred yards from the road. Rescue personnel carried her by stretcher to an ambulance, which brought her to the ball field at the Bar Harbor YMCA, where she was then flown to Eastern Maine Medical Center by LifeFlight helicopter.

Overton did not have any details about the extent of the woman’s injuries.