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Search and Rescue Missions

The majority of MDI SAR missions are in response to requests for assistance ("call outs") from Acadia National Park and the Maine Warden Service. MDI SAR also provides on-site SAR coverage on the first weekend of the month during peak visitor season (June-October) at Baxter State Park .

2013 Missions

Date Mission # MDI SAR members
who responded
Synopsis
February 27, 2013 Rescue 7 A 65 year old male injured his hip while hiking the Cadillac mountain (ANP). South Ridge Trail and required a carry-out and transfer to a LifeFlight helicopter.
March 5, 2013 Search 4 A search was conduced for a 17 year old male who went missing while skiing out of bounds at Sugarloaf mountain. The teen was found nearly 48 hours after being reported missing. ing of the formal search.
April 18-20, 2013 Search 6 A search was conducted for missing boater on Long Pond (ANP).
April 28, 2013 Rescue 9 A rescue was conducted for a lead climber fall who fell on the Precipice south wall slab (ANP).
May 19, 2013 Rescue 6 A carry-out was performed for an injured female hiker on Canon Brook Trail (ANP).
May 19, 2013 Search 3 A search was conducted for a missing teen from Glenburn.
May 28, 2013 Search 1 A search was conducted for a missing Limington man.
June 1, 2013 Rescue 1 A carry-out was conducted on the Hunt Trail (Baxter State Park)
June 16, 2013 Rescue 11 A rescue was conducted for three climbers injured in a fall at Otter Point (ANP)
June 29, 2013 Rescue 14 An injured hiker on the Canon Brook Trail (ANP) required a carry-out.
July 3, 2013 Rescue 10 A 62 year old female with a leg injury required a carry-out from the Beehive (ANP).
July 6, 2013 Rescue 2 An injured woman required an escort from Chimney Pond to Roaring Brook (Baxter State Park).
July 27, 2013 Rescue 6 An injured female hiker required an escort off the Gorge Trail (ANP)
July 27, 2013 Rescue 6 An injured female hiker required assistance on the Deer Brook Trail (ANP)
July 27-28, 2013 Search 18 A search was conducted for an 81 year old female missing from a Beech Hill Rd.
July 28, 2013 Search 1 A search was conducted for a missing 66 year old woman on the Appalachian Trail near Sugarloaf mountain.
July 28, 2013 Rescue 13 A woman with an ankle Injury on the Cadillac mountain South Ridge Trail (ANP) required a carry-out
August 3, 2013 Search 2 A search was conducted for an overdue hiker at Baxter State Park
August 4, 2013 Rescue 5 An injured female hiker required a carry-out on Norumbega Mountain (ANP)
August 17, 2013 Rescue 2 An injured hiker was escort from Chimney Pond (Baxter State Park)
August 18, 2013 Rescue 5 A 13 year old male required a steep angle rescue near Blackwoods campgrounds (ANP)
August 31, 2013 Rescue 1 Hiker required assistance on the Hunt Trail (Baxter State Park)
September 12, 2013 Search 1 A search was performed for a missing 83 year old male in Benton
September 14, 2013 Rescue 2 A female hiker with an ankle injury on St. Sauveur mountain (ANP) required a carry-out.
October 4, 2013 Rescue 2 An exhausted hiked on the Helon Taylor Trail (Baxter State Park) required an escort.
October 5, 2013 Rescue 5 A female hiker with an injured leg on Flying Mountain (ANP) required a carry-out.
October 6, 2013 Rescue 2 An injured hiked on the Helon Taylor Trail (Baxter State Park) required an escort.
October 7, 2013 Rescue 8 An injured hiker was ecorted off of Dorr Mountain (ANP)
October 12, 2013 Search 23 The search for a missing 63 year old female Appalachian Trail hiker continued.