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A 2019 file photo of Maryland State Police Trooper 3 helicopter giving a taking off demonstration. 

Maryland State Police's Trooper 3 helicopter rescued a person who fell about 30 feet at Chimney Rock in Catoctin Mountain Park and transported them to shock trauma for more treatment, according to a state police press release. 

At approximately 1:45 Wednesday, Trooper 3 was dispatched to the remote area of Chimney Rock to assist with the extrication of the victim, who was not identified by state police.

Rescue crews from Thurmont and the Frederick County Advanced Technical Rescue (ATR) Team made contact with the person approximately 45 minutes after the 911 call, the press release said. Due to the injuries, terrain and the extended time for extrication by land, Frederick County requested a State Police helicopter for a hoist extraction, according to the release.

The helicopter crew arrived on the scene and hovered about 100 feet above the rescue crews and the victim.

A rescue technician with medical equipment and the rescue bag equipment were lowered into a very small and challenging opening in a heavily wooded and rocky area, according to the release. The trooper/rescue technician assisted with  care, patient stabilization and securing the patient into the rescue device with the assistance of fire department personnel, the release said.

The trooper/rescue technician and victim were then hoisted up into the helicopter and transported the patient to University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Further information about the injured person was not available.

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KellyAlzan

Staff removed the inappropriate comments as I requested.

There are rules here. You do not have to participate since the rules upset you. And your comment is off subject.

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public-redux

Cabin fever

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bosco

Other than falling, what is the danger of being outside in the fresh air? Is there an order to stay inside ALL of the time?

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KR999

Dick, "but more likely he was rock climbing?" You have no evidence of that. Suggestion: save face and just admit that your initial comment was without merit, as most people here seem to think. One who makes a mistake and acknowledges it has more respect than one who makes one and tries to hide it. Trust me.

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jakereed

Obesity and poor lung capacity are major risk factors for the Wuhan virus. In fact, 95% of the people who have died from it have had these or other comorbidity. It's a dangerous disease and anyone can get sick from it but very few healthy people die. So, I would argue that what's "idiotic" is hiding indoors for weeks on end without getting out to exercise. Believe it or not, the virus isn't waiting to get you on the hiking trails. Keep your distance from others and you'll be fine.

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gabrielshorn2013

Yeah, like Ebola, Marburg, Sendai, MERS, West Nile, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Potomac Fever, Lyme disease, Norovirus, Rift Valley Fever, Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis, Lassa Fever...

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KellyAlzan

Fresh air and sunlight is the best antidote

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hayduke2

Dick - not sure this person was climbing or not but what is the problem with being outdoors? Climbing can be done while easily keeping social distance.

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gabrielshorn2013

Dick, the Governor's stay at home order gives exceptions for outdoor exercise. The person rescued was exercising.

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jloo

Please stay at home Dick. We will all be safer!!

KellyAlzan

Good job to all involved.

Greg F

What part of “stay at home” did the person not understand?

steelersfan2005

you are still allowed to go for walks, hikes, as long as you follow the guidance.

EABiker

...and don't fall off of high stuff.

Greg F

Guidance was not to do stupid things to put others at risk...like hiking along dangerous paths...or rock climbing.

gabrielshorn2013

I must have missed that FNP. Could you help find it?

https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Masks-and-Physical-Distancing-4.15.20.pdf

KR999

What part of “stay at home” states that one can't go for a hike?

walter3rd

That's only in Michigan.

d1234

Maybe you should do some research before posting. The hiking trails there are open.

cindy62060

But you can't have your lawn mowed by a lawn service.

KR999

Yes, cindy, you can [legally] get your lawn mowed by a lawn service. See #10 in the list: https://www.msn.com/en-us/finance/other/full-list-of-e2-80-98essential-e2-80-99-businesses/ar-BB11y78G.

Greg F

...again using common sense which wouldn’t have put them in the situation that others are now at risk because of it.

Greg F

The part where you do it irresponsibly that will put others at risk to save your sorry rear end.

KR999

Would you please copy and paste that part of the governor's decree here? I've still not been able to find it, And, FYI, these types of rescues occur on a very common basis, "stay at home" order or not. Particularly in the summertime.

duffy5x

Please, please, please, go out.

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