Huge kudos and thanks to Maine Game Wardens, a Grafton Notch park ranger, Newry and Bethel Fire Departments, Bethel Rescue and Mahoosuc Mountain Rescue for their swift action in helping a young hiker who fell 25-feet yesterday in Grafton Notch, Maine. We hope the hiker, Camryn Morgan, 19, of Gorham recovers quickly.

 

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The full report from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife:

Just before 1:00 yesterday afternoon, game wardens received a report that Camryn Morton, age 19 of Gorham, was seriously injured. Game wardens along with Grafton Notch park rangers, Newry and Bethel Fire Departments, Bethel Rescue and Mahoosuc Mountain Rescue responded to the area.

 

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Morton had fallen approximately 25 feet down a rock ledge and she sustained several injuries to include a concussion and serious injuries to her wrists, elbow and pelvis. Rescuers provided initial treatment at the scene and then carried Morton to the top of the mountain where she was short-hauled to a safe area by a Maine Forest Service helicopter at 4:25 p.m. Once arriving there, Med Care Ambulance assisted game wardens and forest rangers in transferring Morton to an awaiting Life Flight helicopter that took off at 4:55 p.m. She was then flown to Maine Medical Center in Portland for further treatment. Morton had been hiking with one other friend when the incident took place.

 

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