Injured hiker helped by passing rescue volunteer
SHELBURNE, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say a search and rescue team member hiking on his own time helped rescue a woman who injured herself while hiking in the White Mountains.
The 51-year-old woman from Dracut, Massachusetts, was hiking on Mount Moriah on Saturday when she slipped and fell on some wet rocks and hurt her leg. Another hiker called for help, and as Fish and Game conservation officers headed to the trailhead, a member of the Lakes Region Search and Rescue team came across the injured woman.
He and another hiker helped the woman about a mile down the trail, until they met up with conservation officers and the Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue team. They took her down the rest of the way via an all-terrain vehicle.