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.