MILLINOCKET, Maine — Baxter State Park rangers were rescuing a 68-year-old man who became exhausted while hiking down Mount Katahdin.

A hunting companion of Chet Rubackis of Winter Harbor told park rangers Sunday morning that Rubackis became exhausted while descending a steep and rocky ridge on the Hunt Trail on Saturday evening.

A search team hiked up the trail Sunday morning and found Rubackis at 3,600 feet elevation. A litter team of more than 40 people, including park and forest service rangers, game wardens and civilian rescue teams was in the process Sunday of bringing Rubackis down the mountain.


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