Hiker trapped for four days in Leakin Park rescued by Baltimore fire crews

Baltimore fire crews rescued a hiker who was trapped for four days after falling nearly 20 feet from a cliff in Leakin Park, officials said.

A person reported hearing yelling in the park and called Baltimore police Thursday, Det. Jeremy Silbert said. Officers found the man after searching the area and contacted the fire department at about 12:40 p.m to rescue him.

The fire department responded to the 4900 block of N. Franklintown Road and extricated the man, spokeswoman Blair Skinner said. Officials found the hiker with a “possible” head injury, said fire department spokesman Chief Roman Clark.

Officials used a rescue basket and ropes to retrieve the man.

The man was in stable condition but was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for “precautionary measures,” said Clark.

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