FREDERICK COUNTY, Md: - A 21-year-old man was airlifted to safety after falling 30 feet off a cliff in Frederick County.
Due to steep, remote terrain and the nature of the victim's injuries, the Maryland State Police Aviation Command was requested to perform an aerial hoist rescue. Trooper 3, the MSP helicopter based in Frederick, Maryland, was dispatched to the mission.
A Frederick County Fire advanced tactical rescue team member was on the ground and secured the victim for aerial extraction. T
Trooper 3 hovered over an opening in the trees and successfully hoisted the victim.
A member of the Frederick ATR team was lifted along with the victim to assist with medical care during the hoist.
Once the patient was hoisted safely to the aircraft, the flight crew was able to transition directly into the medical evacuation role, and transported the victim to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, for further assessment and treatment.