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Police use helicopter to rescue snowbound Frederick Co. man

Maryland State police and the Frederick County fire departments conducted an aerial rescue of a sick man from his snowbound home.

The fire department was summoned about 6:30 p.m. Thursday to a remote farm near Thurmont. Snow plows and loaders tried to get to the house, but the snow drifts were too deep.

A state police helicopter was called and paramedics were set down into a driveway next to the house and a basket was lowered. The patient was put into the basket and hoisted to the helicopter.

He was taken to a local hospital.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  February 12, 2010; 5:19 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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