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Canadian hiker helped off Appalachian Trail in Success after hurting leg

August 21. 2018 6:39AM

SUCCESS - A Canadian hiker who had fallen and hurt his leg needed help off the Appalachian Trail Monday afternoon, state Fish and Game officials said.

Andrew Hargraves, 67, of Ottawa, injured his lower leg near Page Pond and was unable to walk about 4 p.m., officials said. Hargraves had been hiking north on the trail with a friend when he fell, according to a news release.

Fish and Game conservation officers and a volunteer from Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue used all-terrain vehicles on old, washed-out logging roads to reach Hargraves, reaching him about 8 p.m., the release said. Rescuers needed to carry Hargraves from the south side of Page Pond to the north side, then used the ATVs to carry him to the main road, arriving there about 11 p.m.

Hargraves was taken by ambulance to Androscoggin Valley Hospital for treatment and evaluation.

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