Maine hiker rescued after becoming pinned between rocks

Clayford Cabilas lost his balance and fell between the rocks and a rock had shifted and pinned his arm and leg, officials said.

THE FORKS, Maine (AP) — An injured hiker had to be rescued after falling and becoming pinned between some large rocks in The Forks, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife said Sunday.

Clayford Cabilas, 30, of Bangor, and a friend had just finished a hike on Mosquito Mountain Trail on Saturday afternoon, when they climbed up some large rocks to take a photo, the department said in a statement. Calibas lost his balance and fell between the rocks and a rock had shifted and pinned his arm and leg, officials said.

His friend tried to free him and repeatedly called 911 but had a hard time getting through because of poor cell coverage. She was able to connect through 911 about an hour later, the department said.

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Crews used the jaws of life and airbags to move and secure the rock and to free Cabilas, who suffered a fractured arm and leg, a head injury and was becoming hypothermic. He was flown by a waiting Life Flight helicopter to Northern Lights Hospital in Bangor, officials said.

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