EDGECOMB, Maine — A Louisiana teenager attending the private Deck House School in Edgecomb fell off a cliff while tracking deer Monday night and was rescued by local firefighters.

Classmates of the boy called for help at approximately 5:45 p.m. Monday after trekking back from about a half- to three-quarters of a mile into the woods off Deck House Road, Edgecomb Fire Chief Roy Potter said Tuesday.

Potter was not sure of the boy’s name or age, but said he was tracking deer with friends when he slipped and fell.

Several students stayed with the boy while others went for help.

It took rescuers from Wiscasset, Newcastle and Boothbay fire departments nearly three hours to carry the teen out of the woods on a stretcher, according to Potter. The ailing lad was conscious, but because he was “borderline hypothermic,” he was taken by LifeFlight of Maine helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. His condition was not available Tuesday afternoon.