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Maryland State Police Helicopter Airlifts Teen From Patapsco Park

BALTIMORE(WJZ) -- A 16-year-old girl was airlifted to the hospital after falling ill while participating in a youth program at Patapsco Valley State Park Friday.

Maryland State Police say a helicopter crew assisted first responders from Baltimore County Fire and Rescue to get the teen medical attention.

Maryland State Police say they responded to Patapsco Valley State Park after the ground rescue team encountered challenging conditions in their attempt to rescue the teen.

Pilots were able to get the AW-139 helicopter into position above a small clearing in the woods and used a rescue basket, which was lowered to the patient and rescuers. The rescue crews were then hoisted up and transported to the hospital.

The teen girl was taken to the University of Maryland Medical center for treatment.

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