The Maryland State Police helicopter crew rescued a man that fell nearly 75 feet off of Sugarloaf Mountain on Monday, according a state police news release.
The crew of Trooper 3, based at Frederick Municipal Airport, was dispatched shortly after 5 p.m. after receiving a call from the Frederick County 911 Center regarding an injured hiker, the release states.
The hiker was believed to have suffered a head injury and was unable to escape from the mountain’s steep terrain.
Once overhead, the crew conducted an aerial reconnaissance and determined that the best form of rescue was to employ a PEP Bag, a device designed to encase a patient on a backboard. The board was lowered down to a fire and emergency rescue team, who secured the victim to be lifted into the aircraft.
Crew members administered advanced life-support medical care immediately and transported the patient to Meritus Medical Center for further evaluation, according to the release.
Police have not released the name of the man or what caused the accident. He is believed to be in his 20s and is said to be in stable condition, according to Corporal Matthew Adams of the Maryland State Police Aviation Command.
Trooper 3 was assisted at the scene by members of the Urbana Fire Department, Carol Manor Fire Department, Hyattsville Fire Department and Frederick County Advance Technical Rescue.