NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine — New Gloucester Fire/Rescue says a man was injured Thursday morning after he fell trying to get off a moving freight train.
Dispatchers took a call for help along the railroad tracks in New Gloucester around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday. The man said he fell and hurt himself while trying to disembark from a freight train as it traveled south at around 2 a.m.
New Gloucester Fire/Rescue Capt. Hale Fitzgerald tells NEWS CENTER Maine the man was not a railroad employee.
Fitzgerald says the call was pinpointed to a section of the track about three-tenths of a mile south of the crossing at Morse Road.
Crews from New Gloucester responded along with support from Maine Game Wardens, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Dept., Gray Fire/Rescue, North Yarmouth Fire/Rescue, and railroad police.
Paramedics determined the man’s injuries were not life-threatening; however, he was still taken for treatment to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.