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Woman injured while hiking in Aroostook County


PRESQUE ISLE (WGME) — A Caribou woman was rescued by Maine Game Wardens on Friday after falling and injuring herself on a trail in Presque Isle.

Officials say Zara Gillis was hiking with her sister and two children on the trail to the south peak in Aroostook State Park when she slipped on a snowy area and slid forty feet down.

Gillis suffered a possible broken hip, some facial lacerations and was unable to talk.

Conditions on the trail were slippery due to the falling snow and leaf cover on the trail.

Several game wardens and rescue personnel from the Presque Isle Police and Fire Departments were able to carry her out the half mile by securing her in a littler and utilizing ropes to assist in the carry-out.

She was transported to AR Gould Hospital in Presque Isle.

No further information is available at this time.

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