BOSTON (NEWS CENTER) — A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod rescued a climber after he fell 80 feet from a cliff in Acadia National Park Saturday.
At about 1:45 p.m. Saturday, a watchstander from the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center called the Coast Guard after a National Park Service ranger reported a hiker fell.
A rescue team attempted to rappel down the cliff to provide medical assistance, but need additional help to transfer the man to emergency services personnel.
The Coast Guard launched a helicopter crew who first performed a safety evaluation, then hoisted the man into the helicopter.
They landed in a ball field in Bar Harbor, Maine, and transferred the hiker EMS. He was taken to Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor to be treated for arm and leg injuries.