Crews Use Ropes To Rescue Teen Camper After Fall
DARGAN, Md. (AP) — Fire officials say rescue crews used a rope system to rescue a 17-year-old girl who fell about 30 feet down a mountain hiking trail in western Maryland near the Potomac River.
Potomac Valley Fire Chief Eric Gray says the girl suffered non-life-threatening head and arm injuries.
Gray described the fall as a roll down the mountain rather than a vertical drop. He says rescuers used ropes to get her down about 40 feet to a walking path, then carried her about 100 yards to an ambulance. The operation took about an hour.
The teen was attending summer camp at Camp Manidokan’s Methodist retreat.
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