The Franklin County and Somerset County dispatch centers combined for service Tuesday morning to respond to a report of an injured hiker near the Jerome Brook trail in Carrying Place Township in Somerset County.

A dispatcher in Franklin County said the call came in from someone associated with North Star Rescue who was near the scene. A Fire Department crew from New Portland was sent out with a snowmobile for rescue, and Kingfield units also responded.

The initial call came in about 11:20 a.m. The hiker was not thought to be injured badly but was taken by ambulance, probably to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, about 1:15 p.m.

A Franklin County dispatcher said the hiker’s injuries were not believed to be severe. He said no law enforcement agency was involved in the incident. The hiker’s name was not released.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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