A teenager was rescued Monday afternoon after he fell 30 feet into Moxie Gorge.
Antonio Jacobs, 18, of China was hiking with three friends at Moxie Falls about 4:30 p.m. when he slipped and fell down an embankment to the edge of Moxie Stream at the base of the falls, according to Mark Latti, communications director for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Jacobs was unable to move because of his injuries, and rescuers extracted him from the gorge about 7 p.m., Latti said. Jacobs was then taken to a LifeFlight helicopter, which flew him to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for abrasions and injuries to his ankle, knee and ribs, according to Latti.
The Maine Warden Service, U.S. Border Patrol, Maine Forest Service, West Forks Fire and Rescue, Upper Kennebec Ambulance and volunteers assisted in the rescue.
Moxie Falls, the highest waterfall in Maine, is located in Somerset County to the west of Moosehead Lake.