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Outward Bound Group Carries Injured Woman 5 Miles in Maine

July 15 2004 at 4:13 PM
roger  (Login dipper)

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A Florida woman is expected to be released from the hospital Thursday, after recovering from an illness that struck while she was hiking on the Appalachian Trail in northern Maine.
Sara Rahaim of Jacksonville became so ill Tuesday she couldn't walk without help. Seven other hikers, who included Outward Bound students and their instructor, carried Rahaim over five miles on their shoulders to a vehicle owned by the outdoors group.
The 63-year-old woman was taken to Charles Dean Memorial Hospital in Greenville and later transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.
Rahaim had been hiking on the trail in a remote area west of Millinocket with a friend when she got sick.
Medical officials say Rahaim suffered from bleeding in her stomach caused by medicines she was taking for neck pains.

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