Woman Rescued from Remote Maryland Trail

MATT ACKLAND

POTOMAC, Md. – U.S Park Police and members of the Montgomery County Fire Department worked together on Sunday to rescue a woman who was injured in a remote area of Great Falls.

Video: Rescuers Pull Woman From Great Falls

Officials say the woman and her male partner climbed and walked through rocky terrain for more than a mile along the Billy Goat Trail when something went wrong.

Rescuers tell us the woman fell and sustained serious injuries.

Montgomery County Firefighters could not move the woman to a hospital by foot or vehicle because the location was too dangerous to safely maneuver a stretcher.

A U.S. Park Police helicopter was called to assist the rescue effort.

The woman was hoisted into the helicopter as the pilots carefully kept the rotor blades a safe distance from rocks and trees.

The woman was taken to Suburban hospital.

So far the woman has not been identified. At last check she was listed in stable condition.

No posts to display