BOSTON TEEN RESCUED NEAR MAINE BORDER

by Christian Mower on September 16, 2013

A NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME OFFICER IS PRAISING THE COOPERATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE AND MAINE AUTHORITIES IN RESCUING AN 18-YEAR-OLD BOSTON WOMAN INJURED ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THIS WEEKEND.

LT. WAYNE SAUNDERS SAYS A CALL CAME IN ABOUT 10 A.M. SUNDAY (SEPT. 15, 2013) ABOUT AN INJURED HIKER IN THE MAHOOSUC MOUNTAINS ON THE NEW HAMPSHIRE/MAINE BORDER.

CONSERVATION OFFICERS, ANDROSCOGGIN VALLEY SEARCH AND RESCUE, THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB AND A NEW HAMPSHIRE FOREST RANGER RESPONDED FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE AND GAME WARDENS AND THE MAHOOSUC MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM RESPONDED FROM MAINE TO THE AREA BETWEEN CARLO COL AND MOUNT SUCCESS.

RESCUERS REACHED THE VICTIM – IDENTIFIED AS AISLING CLIFFORD ABOUT 2:30 P.M. SUNDAY AND CARRIED HER OUT THE SUCCESS MOUNTAIN TRAIL, WHERE SHE WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL IN BERLIN ABOUT 7 P.M. SUNDAY.

CLIFFORD HAD INJURED HER KNEE AND COULDN’T MOVE. SHE HAD BEEN PART OF A UNIVERSITY OF MAINE 4H CAMP AT BRYANT POND IN MAINE THAT HAD SENT OUT ADDITIONAL STAFF TO HELP HER.

SAUNDERS SAYS WAS RESCUED IN NEW HAMPSHIRE WAS ABOUT .4 OF A MILE FROM THE MAINE BORDER.

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