A Maine woman has suffered a severe head injury after a ship mast broke and struck her in the head.
The woman was sailing on a trimaran just of Portland Harbor Wednesday afternoon when she was injured. The Portland Press Herald reports the woman's head injury was very severe, and she was taken to a hospital in Portland after receiving emergency treatment.
Her name and current condition were unavailable.
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Portland Harbor Master Kevin Battle says three people were aboard the ship, and attributed the accident to high winds and the age of the mast.