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Injured hiker rescued from Appalachian Trail


The Maine Warden Service says a 16-year-old girl had to be carried two miles over treacherous terrain after injuring herself while hiking the Appalachian Trail in northern Maine.

Officials received a report at 7 p.m. Friday that the Wisconsin girl had hurt her ankle while hiking with a group of 11 girls on a rugged portion of the trail known as the 100-Mile Wilderness, which runs from Monson to the trail's northern terminus of Mount Katahdin.

The girls camped for the night before a rescue team met up with them on Saturday morning.

Authorities say it took rescuers four hours to bring the girl to safety before taking her to a Greenville hospital.

Officials did not release the girl's name.

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