Update: Hiker in Stable Condition After Rescue from Sugarloaf Mountain


FREDERICK, Md. - A hiker who was rescued Tuesday night after falling from a cliff on Sugarloaf Mountain is now listed in stable condition, according to Shock Trauma in Balitimore. 

Maryland State Police has identified the the man as Joseph Downs of Dickerson, Maryland. 

Frederick County Fire/EMS officials were notified around 7:07 p.m. Tuesday that a 21-year-old hiker fell approximately 30 feet off the side of a cliff.

Due to the steep terrain and the nature of injuries, Frederick County Fire requested the Maryland State Police chopper respond to perform an aerial hoist. Trooper 3, MSP helicopter based in Frederick, Md., was called in. 

First responders say Downs was in critical condition and requiring assistance with breathing at the time. They say Downs was moved about 20 feet back up the cliff, from where he was found, to the summit of the mountain by Frederick County ATR for better access by the helicopter. 

The entire team successfully hoisted Downs, who was immediately taken to Shock Trauma in Baltimore Tuesday. 

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