Police & Fire

New Jersey woman airlifted from Doubletop Mountain

By Rosemary Lausier, Bangor Daily News Staff

A 26-year-old woman from Middletown, New Jersey, was airlifted from Doubletop Mountain in Baxter State Park on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 17.

The woman — who was hiking with three other people — was descending to Kidney Pond when she suffered a lower leg injury, according to Park Director Eben Sypitkowski. 

A helicopter was dispatched and a team was able to short-haul the woman to Kidney Pond and then later flew her to Millinocket Regional Hospital that evening where she was treated for injuries, he said.

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