JAFFREY, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Sunday, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers responded to a call from the Southwestern N.H. District Fire Mutual Aid Dispatch about a hiker that was injured while in Monadnock State Park.
According to officials, the 71-year-old hiker from Newton, Massachusetts, was at the intersection of White Dot Trail and White Cross Trail when she fell about 20 feet, sustaining serious injuries to one side of her body.
N.H. Fish and Game officials say the victim lost consciousness for a significant amount of time after she fell, as Mountain Patrol Rangers arrived at her aid and decided to request a medical helicopter for her transportation, based on the severity of her injuries and proximity to the mountain's summit.
Officials say a Conservation Officer, Mountain Patrol Rangers, and good Samaritans carried the victim, in a litter, bringing her a short distance from the helicopter's landing zone just below the summit.
A Boston MedFlight helicopter arrived and transported the hiker to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. N.H. Fish and Game reminded the public that the incident is a reminder for hikers to wear appropriate clothing for outdoor recreation, hike in numbers, and carry all the necessary equipment.