Public Relations & Information Corporal John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service released the name of man rescued while hiking a remote section of the Appalachian Trail in Maine. Patrick Burnes, 59, of Buford, Georgia, was hiking southward with a small group on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, when he broke his ankle.
Maine Game Wardens received an emergency call at 10:45 AM saying Patrick Burnes was injured near the Maine and New Hampshire borders on a remote portion of the Trail near Mt. Carlo.
Nearly a dozen Maine game wardens and two New Hampshire conservation officers responded to begin the two-mile carry-out of the wounded hiker. The Maine Forest Service also responded with a helicopter to assess a "short-haul" rescue.
Burnes was successfully removed from the mountain by a Maine Forest Service Huey helicopter at 6:10 PM, EDT, and was transported to Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, New Hampshire.
Assisting in today's rescue efforts were Mahoosuc Search and Rescue, Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue (NH), U.S. Forest Service and Berlin New Hampshire EMS.
We are grateful to all who came to the aid of our Appalachian Trail hiker.
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