DIXFIELD, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts man tumbled down a 300-foot cliff when he lost his footing while peering over the the side, wardens said.
Robert Burns, age 54 of Waltham, Massachusetts, suffered numerous injuries and was airlifted early Sunday to Central Maine Medical Center, wardens said. He was listed in fair condition Monday at the hospital.
Burns drove his tracked all-terrain vehicle to the top of Holt Hill late Saturday in Dixfield, and was looking over the cliff known as Bull Rock when he lost his footing and slid down the steep face.
He was fading into and out of consciousness when wardens found him lying in the snow, wardens said.
Wardens and first-responders loaded him onto a sled and took him to an ambulance, officials said. A LifeFlight helicopter eventually transported him to the hospital in Lewiston.
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