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Injured woman in closed Acadia National Park rescued; ranger says park unsafe during shutdown

An injured Maine hiker was rescued in Acadia National Park, which is closed during the federal government shutdown.

A ranger said the 69-year-old Portland woman was hiking along the Flying Mountain when she fell and cut her knee and was unable to walk out. She called 911 Saturday at 11 a.m.

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Only a small crew of four rangers was on site when the call came in. They contacted local emergency responders for help.

The woman was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

Ranger Edward Pontbriand asked people to stay off the park’s trails until the shutdown is over, saying his small crew isn’t prepared for such operations. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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