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Injured hiker carried off Borestone Mountain

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ELLIOTSVILLE TOWNSHIP — Rescuers helped an injured hiker to safety in Piscataquis County for the second time in as many days on Thursday, July 6.

The Maine Warden Service received a call just before 2 p.m. of an injured hiker on Borestone Mountain. Paulina Pope, 44, of South Berwick, was with a friend and their children when she fell on a steep section of trail and broke her leg, according to a news release from the Maine Warden Service.

Several game wardens responded as well as a Mayo Regional Hospital ambulance crew and members of the Monson, Sangerville and Guilford fire departments. Also assisting were several workers from the Maine Audubon Society.

The group carried Pope off the mountain on a litter to a waiting ambulance that took her to Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft for treatment.

The search followed a similar incident the day before on July 5 when a 16-year-old from Montreal broke his leg on the Appalachian Trail, 15 miles east of Greenville. A helicopter lifted him out of the woods and took him to an ambulance.

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