For the second time in two days, mountain rescuers had to go to the aid of a hiker with a broken leg.

Maine Wardens received a call just before 2:00 Thursday afternoon that there was an injured hiker on Borestone Mountain, southeast of Greenville, who was unable to get off the mountain on her own. 44-year-old Paulina Pope of South Berwick was hiking with a friend and their children when she broke her leg during a fall on a steep section of the trail.

Several game wardens responded, along with a Mayo Ambulance, and volunteers from the Monson, Sangerville, and Guilford fire departments. Also assisting were members from the Maine Audubon Society who were working on the mountain. Pope was carried on a litter off the mountain and then taken by ambulance to Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft.

Just a day earlier, rescue workers were called to the Appalachian Trail, 15 miles east of Greenville, to rescue a Canadian teenager who had a similar accident.

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