SYKESVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police removed an injured woman from a remote area by lifting her with a helicopter hoist.

Carroll County fire and EMS personnel were called to Patapsco Valley State Park near Sykesville Thursday afternoon after a woman was hurt while horseback riding.

The Carroll County Times reports that the responders feared the woman had suffered a head injury. Because of the remote location and rugged terrain, officials asked state police for an aerial patient removal.

Troopers used the state police helicopter’s hoist to lower a crew member with rescue equipment to the patient’s location.

With the patient secured in a rescue device, the helicopter’s hoist lifted the woman and the crew member to the aircraft.

The woman was taken to Shock Trauma. Her condition was not known.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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