6:40 P.M. Sunday Aug. 26
Eustis Fire has requested that FSAR respond to assist in the rescue of 2 - 18 Y.O. hikers who are on the Fire Warden's trail on Bigelow Mtn. The 2 patients are reported to be nauseous and fatigued. Staging is at the intersection of Rt. 27 and the Stratton Brook Pond Road.
According to radio traffic, the EMS Hasty Team has just left the trail head and in not expected to make patient contact for at least an hour (7:40 p.m.)
Currently in route or on scene From FSAR:
Post Rescue Update: Aug. 28
Franklin Search and Rescue in conjunction with the Maine Warden Service, Eustis Fire, Carabassette Fire,
Kingfield Fire, and New Portland Fire assisted two hikers in the Bigelow Range.
The two hikers, age 18, part of a Massachusetts University trip became seriously dehydrated, nauseous and
fatigued during Sunday’s high temperatures. The trip leaders contacted Franklin Co. Sheriff office for
assistance late Sunday afternoon. Approximately 20 responders staged at the Stratton Brook Pond road.
After a 2.5 hour hike, the hasty team found the two and their trip leader on the Fire Wardens Trail at approximately 3000
feet slightly below the col between Avery and West Peaks. Once rehydrated, the hikers, one male, one
female, were able to hike out over a period of 4 to 5 hours. At approximately 2 a.m. both hikers were transported to Franklin
Memorial Hospital .