Rescue on Mount Katahdin-June 24, 2012

Sunday June 24th

WRT was called early Sunday morning to Baxter State Park. Team members arrived at Katahdin Stream Campground late morning and ascended the Hunt Trail 2.5 miles to above tree line. There they met up with rescue effort and immediately started to help lower the 68 year old hiker down over the bolderous terrain. The team worked in unison with other trained teams to set up a high angle system and several low angle systems to lower the patient safely.

The effort went well into the night and after 10 hours the patient was safely delivered to the ambulance that arrived at Katahdin Stream. A major thanks to fellow rescue team members, volunteers, and park staff for a successful mission.

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MASAR Conference, May 5-6, Camp Jordan

WRT had 10 members attend the MASAR conference at Camp Jordan in Ellsworth, Maine.    The team enjoyed all of the seminars and events attended over the weekend; the MASAR conference is something we look forward to every year and are proud to be a part of.

Below are some photos of the conference–You can be sure we’re proud to see so many orange shirts out there!

Also!  Some HUGE thanks to Steve Mitman of Franklin Search and Rescue for documenting the conference and providing us with these photos.


Call Out, Wednesday, April 25th

WRT was called out on April 25th to search for a missing student at a college party.  The individual was found deceased near the point last seen.  Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of this young man.  To read more about the incident, please see here:

Maine Sportsman Show–March 1-3, 2012

WRT had a great weekend at the Maine Sportsman Show, raising over $2,492.00.  WOW thats a good turnout for the weekend.  Thanks again to Spikes Tactical, Delorme, and LL Bean for helping us with expenses and raffles.  Thanks also to all the team members that came out and helped and especially to everyone who donated.  Without your donations, we would be unable to do what we do!  Keep an eye out for our next raffles, we’re sure to have some sweet prizes and be a great way to support our team.  The team is really appreciative of the folks at the Sportsman Show and all who donated.  We had a great weekend and look forward to next year!

Call Out on Saturday, March 24th, 2012

WRT was called out today to search for Ayla Reynolds, a missing 20 month old from Waterville Maine.  We assisted the Maine Warden Service and the Maine State Police in a ground search.

For more info, please see here:


Standby on Thursday, March 15, 2012

WRT was put on standby on Thursday, March 15, 2012 to assist with a search for a 12 year old boy in Dresden, ME.  The boy was found alive and well, with only slight hypothermia by a team of wardens searching in a boat.  The boy was found in a smelt shack on the bank; this is a very happy ending to a potentially very dangerous and unfortunate circumstance.

For more on this, please see WGME’s report here.

Or Bangor Daily News’ article here.