TOWNSHIP 6 NORTH OF WELD – Rescuers helped a hiker who had broken her ankle get off Tumbledown Mountain safely Saturday, Weld Fire-Rescue Chief Wallis Tyler said Monday.

The unidentified woman and companion had made it to the mountain’s 3,068-foot peak, Tyler said.

She was injured but was pretty strong and was able to hobble down to Tumbledown Pond on the mountain late Saturday afternoon, Tyler said. The pond is 2,671 feet in elevation, according to the Maine State Planning Office.

About 42 rescuers, including many from Weld, Maine game wardens, Wilton firefighters, NorthStar ambulance medics, and mountain rescue teams from Franklin and Oxford counties responded.

Two members of Weld’s Fire-Rescue Hasty Team, Kris Tyler, the chief’s wife, and Lisa Drapeau, who are both strong hikers, went up first to assess the situation, he said.

They met up with the injured woman and companion near the pond.

“It was a team effort,” Tyler said. “Everything went smooth as silk.”


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