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Maryland State Police use helicopter to rescue hiker

November 30, 2019 GMT

ALLEGANY COUNTY, Md. (AP) — A Maryland State Police helicopter has hoisted an injured hiker to safety.

Police said the helicopter was used Friday to rescue a hiker with a leg injury from a ravine in Allegany County.

Police said the helicopter maneuvered into position about 200 feet above a steep ravine. A rescue technician was lowered down to help the hiker and the pair were lifted back up into the helicopter.

The hiker was then transported to a local hospital.