ARCHDALE — A hiker from Archdale was rescued after breaking his ankle on a section of the Appalachian Trail in Maine.
Richard Sullivan, 65 was hiking the length of the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia with his son when he was injured Thursday afternoon. The pair were at the top of 4,009-foot-high Spaulding Mountain when he slipped and fell, according to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Sullivan, who was unable to walk, called 911 about 1 p.m. Maine Game Wardens and approximately 35 first responders and volunteers rescued Sullivan from a remote area near Mount Abram Township.
Rescuers reached Sullivan about 5 p.m. He was taken by ambulance to Franklin County Memorial Hospital in Farmington.