WATCH: Helicopter View Of Injured Hiker Rescue At Baxter Park
Experience the view from the helicopter as a Maine Forest Ranger is lowered into the forest and then returns, holding an injured hiker.
I have to admit, it made me a little dizzy at first. I'm not a big fan of heights, and have massive respect for the folks who can do this. In the video, you'll see the Ranger being lowered by a cable from the helicopter to the forest, where an injured hiker was located. The Ranger and the hiker are then pulled above the treeline.
Don't miss the last few seconds, when the audio goes quiet. With two people suspended by a cable from the helicopter, they obviously get a weird wind gust. You can see the helicopter shimmy, and then hear one of the Rangers call it 'interesting.' Scary is the word I would use, but that's just me.
According to the Maine Forest Ranger Facebook page, Ranger 905 was able to get the hiker from Hamlin Peak to Caribou Pit, where a waiting Millinocket Fire-Rescue ambulance took them for medical treatment.