State Police Helicopter Rescues Injured Person From Catoctin Mountain Park

This individual  had fallen about 30-feet.




Thurmont, Md (KM) The Maryland State Police helicopter based at Frederick Municipal Airport rescued an injured person from Catoctin Mountain Park on Wednesday afternoon.

Frederick County fire and rescue crews and the Advanced Technical Rescue Team were dispatched to Chimney Rock at around 1:38 PM,  which is a remote area of the Catoctin Mountains. They were able to make contact with the victim who had fallen about 30-feet. Due to the injuries, the terrain  and extended time for extrication, a helicopter was called to assist in the rescue   Trooper 3 was dispatched at around 1:45 PM.

State Police say the chopper hovered 100-feet above rescuers and the victim. A trooper/rescue technician was lowered down along with a Patient Extrication Platform. It was a heavily wooded and rocky area.

While on the ground, the trooper/ rescue technician assisted emergency workers with stabilizing the patient, and placing that person in the rescue device. It was hoisted up to the helicopter along with the trooper/rescue technician. The patient was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore for further treatment.


By Kevin McManus