A local landscaper hurt while trimming brush was transported by Lifeflight of Maine Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 6 to Maine Medical Center in Portland. Southport First Responders attended to a male injured at a Hendricks Hill Road home. According to Fire Chief Gerry Gamage, the victim was a Hands of Thyme employee. The injury occurred when a piece of equipment came apart. “The saw blade separated from the shaft and crawled up his leg acting like a projectile slicing his calf and shin area,” Gamage said.
Southport First Responders received the call around 1:30 p.m. Boothbay Region Ambulance Service transported him to Sherman Field at Boothbay Region High School, which serves as a local Lifeflight of Maine landing area. The helicopter headed to Portland shortly after 2 p.m. Neither Southport Fire Department nor BRAS recorded the man’s name.
“This was simply a patient who required transport by the quickest means and the closest place for the helicopter to land was the ball field,” said BRAS Director of Operations Scott Lash.
Due to the landing site, the high school received several phone calls of concern. The schools put out a notice on Facebook that no student or staff member needed medical help.