New Hampshire National Guard Rescues Beverly Woman On Mount Jefferson

The New Hampshire National Guard rescued a Beverly woman from the White Mountains on Saturday. Photo: New Hampshire National Guard

THOMPSON AND MESERVE'S PURCHASE, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The New Hampshire National Guard says a woman was badly injured while hiking in White Mountain National Forest on Saturday.

The National Guard said a Medical Evacuation crew was already training on nearby Cannon Mountain with New Hampshire Fish and game when the call came in and happened to be in the right place at the right time.

The woman was 66-year-old Linda Laganos of Beverly, according to WBZ-TV. The station reported that she had hiked up Mount Jefferson on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 to watch the placing of an American flag at the summit, only to fall and hit her head on the way down Caps Ridge Trail.

The National Guard picked up Laganos in a Black Hawk helicopter and flew her to a hospital.

No updates on her condition are available yet.

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