FREDERICK, Md. — A 10-year-old girl was injured after falling 10 feet from rocks on Sugarloaf Mountain Sunday afternoon in Frederick County.
The fall happened around 2 p.m. when the girl lost her footing while she was on the yellow trail, officials said. She fell from a rock outcropping between the mountain's red and green trails, officials said.
The girl, who was not identified, has serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. Maryland State Police said the girl was airlifted to the Children's National Hospital in D.C.
Concerns that the girl could have back, head or neck injuries, prompted the airlift, but it was mostly for precautionary measures, officials said. The girl was conscious and speaking to medics, officials said. Her condition was not made available.
Frederick County and Montgomery County officials worked together on the rescue, along with the Carroll Manor Fire Company.
It's not the first time that a person has fallen at Sugarloaf Mountain. Due to the popularity of the outdoor destination, rescues have been performed in past years.
In 2015, a hiker was rescued after he fell on Sugarloaf Mountain. A 911 caller said the man fell about 75 feet from a rocky cliff.