Volunteer Fire Department and the Cecil County Department of Emergency Services assisted the flight crew throughout the process, the release added.
While en route to Shock Trauma, the crew on board the helicopter gave Carroll advanced life support.
“The ability to conduct the hoist rescue and transition directly into the medical evacuation role saved hours of out of hospital time for the critically injured patient,” according to the release, which referred to the rescue as an “overwhelming success.”
Saturday marked the beginning of Maryland’s firearm deer season, which remains open for two weeks, until Dec. 10.
Scott Carroll, 44, of Glasgow, Del., was airlifted to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center after his rifle discharged a round into his leg while hunting Saturday.