CARROLL COUNTY, Md. — Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 3 had to lift a victim out of the Liberty Dam Tuesday afternoon.
According to officials, at about 4:20 p.m., Trooper 3 was dispatched to Liberty Dam to hoist a victim who was seen in the water floating in the prone position at the base of the dam. The Dam is approximately 415 feet high and is surrounded by very steep terrain.
Fire and Rescue arrived on scene and provided emergency medical care to the victim. Due to the steep terrain, a Maryland State Police Helicopter was dispatched.
Trooper 3 arrived for an aerial hoist operation and arrived overhead. The pilots maneuvered the AW-139 helicopter into a steady hover position 160 feet above the rescue crews and victim. A Trooper/Rescue Technician with medical equipment was lowered to the scene. The Trooper/Rescue Technician assisted with lifesaving care, patient stabilization and securing the patient into the rescue litter. The technician and victim were hoisted up to the helicopter.
Once the patient was secured inside the aircraft, Trooper 3 transitioned to its medevac role and transported the patient to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for further treatment.