CARRABASSETT VALLEY – Emergency responders were all over the place Saturday as several mishaps in the woods and slopes were reported in Franklin County.

Sugarloaf Rescue and Ambulance had three rigs out and eight to 10 crew members working. The service used back-ups from Phillips and Farmington and called up a Livermore ambulance and crew to be on standby to help cover Franklin County.

A 61-year-old unidentified man was injured at about 1 p.m. after he rolled his all-terrain vehicle in a remote area in Salem Township. The accident occurred on a trail in the woods roughly six miles off the end of the West Kingfield Road, according to Olan Johnston, supervising paramedic for Sugarloaf Ambulance and Rescue. The scene was about 16 miles off Route 27. The man complained of neck, back and rib pain.

Emergency medical responders went as far as they could in an ambulance and got in a Maine Warden’s truck to go the rest of the way, Johnston said. Responders were able to bring the injured man back out six miles to where a medical helicopter landed. He was flown to a Lewiston hospital.

Medical responders were also called to treat an unidentified man on Maple Street in Kingfield after he was burned when a permitted brush fire went out of control, Johnston said. Kingfield and Salem firefighters responded to control the blaze.

There were several accidents on Sugarloaf USA Saturday with at least one person seriously injured and flown by medical helicopter to a Bangor hospital, Johnston said.

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