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Texas Man Airlifted From Top of Mt. Katahdin

| July 1, 2013

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BAXTER STATE PARK- A Texas man has been airlifted off Mt. Katahdin after a heavy rock fell and seriously injured him.

According to Park Director Jensen Bissell, 62-year old Ned Hamara suffered both upper and lower body injuries from a large rock falling on him.

Park rangers were alerted about the injury around noon by a 911 call from a concerned hiker. A ranger was dispatched from Katahdin Stream Campground to look for the injured hiker and called for assistance from a Maine Forest Service helicopter when Hamara was found approximately 3,900 feet up the mountain.

Hamara was transported to Caribou Pit in Baxter State Park about 4 p.m., where an ambulance was waiting to take him to Millinocket Regional Hospital. His condition was not immediately available.

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