FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police helicopter crews conducted multiple rescue operations across the state over the weekend.

The first occurred Saturday afternoon on Sugarloaf Mountain in Frederick County.

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Rescuers on the ground made contact with the injured hiker, who had slipped and fell down the rock face and determined an air rescue would be necessary.

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The second occurred Saturday night in Susquehanna Flats in Cecil County when a boater ran aground. The Coast Guard called Maryland State Police after it was unable to reach the boat. A helicopter crew spotted the boater after signaling him to set off a flare.

In both rescues, the victims were loaded into so-called “screamer suits” and hoisted up to the helicopter. The hiker was taken to a hospital in Hagerstown. The boater was not injured and was reunited with his family.

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