A hiker with a broken ankle and her two children were rescued on Maine’s Tumbledown Mountain Saturday.
According to Maine Warden Service officials, Amelia Hutchinson, 30, of New Sharon, Maine, was hiking up a loop trail on Tumbledown Mountain with her two children, ages 8 and 10, late Saturday morning. Warden Service officials say the 1.5-mile trail is considered advanced.
They came to a section of trail that was impassable because of ice accumulation, so they turned around. As they were descending, Hutchinson slipped, falling down a steep slope and striking a tree. She reportedly suffered a broken ankle.
Rescue crews intended to rescue Hutchinson by helicopter, but high winds prevented that.
Instead, rescue crews loaded Hutchinson into a rescue toboggan and then carried and pulled her down the mountain, navigating snowy, icy terrain.
Involved in the rescue were crews from the Maine Warden Service, Maine Forest Service, fire departments from Phillips, Weld and Wilton, Mount Blue State Park and Franklin County Search and Rescue.