Hiker with Broken Ankle Rescued from Tumbledown Mountain
A New Sharon woman had to rescued from Tumbledown Mountain, after she fell and broke her ankle.
30-year-old Amelia Hutchinson, of New Sharon, was hiking up the loop trail on Tumbledown Mountain Saturday with her two children, ages 10 and 8. It was around 11 a.m. when the trio came upon a portion of the trail that was impassable, due to an accumulation of ice. The family turned around and had headed back down the loop trail when Hutchinson slipped and fell down a steep slope, striking a tree and breaking her ankle. Wardens say the loop trail is categorized as an advanced 1.5 mile trail in hiking guides.
A Maine Forest Service helicopter tried to rescue Hutchinson, but had to be called off because of high winds. Emergency personnel from the Maine Warden Service, Maine Forest Service, Phillips and Wilton Fire Departments, Mount Blue State Park, and Franklin County Search and Rescue hiked up to the woman's location and loaded her into an emergency rescue toboggan. She was carried/pulled down the mountain in a technical rescue down the icy, snow-covered, challenging terrain.