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San Diego Rock Climber Hurt In Fall In Maine

An emergency room sign in this undated photo.
Alexander Nguyen
An emergency room sign in this undated photo.

A rock climber from San Diego sustained a severe head injury on Bald Mountain, and was airlifted to a hospital, officials said.

Shannon Ashley Power, 28, tumbled about 15 feet and was saved by her safety rope, but she smashed into the rock face Tuesday afternoon, said Mark Latti of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Her condition wasn't immediately known on Wednesday, he said.

The Maine Forest Service used a helicopter to transport Power to a nearby field, where a separate LifeFlight helicopter was waiting to transport her to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.


The fall took place in an area known as Shagg Crag, a granite wall that's popular with rock climbers. Power was not wearing a helmet, officials said.