A Maryland State Police helicopter lowers a medic down to aid an injured hunter. (Photo: Maryland State Police) -

A Maryland State Police helicopter lowers a medic down to aid an injured hunter. (Photo: Maryland State Police)

An injured hunter was successfully rescued on Friday by a Maryland State Police helicopter.

Just after 8:00 AM, Howard County Fire and Rescue and State Police responded to the Cascade Falls Trail in Ellicott City for a hunter who had fallen about 20 to 30 feet from a tree stand. The hunter was in severe pain with fractured ribs, and a possible fractured pelvis.

Maryland State Police Trooper 2 helicopter stationed at Joint Base Andrews flew to the scene, WFMD reports.

After locating the extrication stile in the  wooded area, the crew maneuvered the helicopter into a steady 150-foot hover, according to State Police. A state trooper/medic was deployed from the helicopter. The patient was “packaged” with assistance from Howard County Fire and Rescue, hoisted into the helicopter, and flown to a hospital.

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