Injured Arizona woman plucked by helicopter from Appalachian Trail – Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

TOWNSHIP D — An Arizona woman injured Tuesday while hiking the Appalachian Trail on Bemis Mountain was flown by helicopter to the Rangeley airport.

Rescuers hiked up the steep mountain south of Rangeley to reach the woman who was about three-quarters of a mile from the summit, according to a Rangeley Fire Rescue Department post on Facebook.

The Maine Warden Service received a call from dispatchers at Franklin County Regional Communications Center in Farmington at about 11:50 a.m. of an injured hiker on the AT about one mile west of Bemis Road in Township D, according to Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service.

Units from the Warden Service, Rangeley Fire Rescue Department, Franklin County Search and Rescue, NorthStar EMS Backcountry Medical Team and Maine Forest Service responded.

Kelsey Lampher, 28, of Phoenix and three other individuals, were backpacking a section of…

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