MD: MSPAC performed aerial hoist rescue for injured hunter in Ellicott City


Troopers from the Maryland State Police Aviation Command performed an aerial hoist rescue early Friday morning in Howard County.

Police said the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services requested MSPAC at approximately 8 a.m. for a hunter who had fallen 20 to 30 feet from a tree in a remote and wooded area of Cascade Falls Trail.

The hunter was suffering multiple rib fractures and a possible pelvic fracture, police say, and an ATV was not able to reach them. Due to the severity of the injuries and limited ground accessibility, police sent an aviation crew.

Police said the crew was able to locate the injured hunter and deploy a state trooper/flight paramedic down for help.

The trooper put the hunter into a PEG bag and hoisted him into the helicopter, police said.

The helicopter transitioned into a medevac and took the hunter to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.


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