CANADIAN RESCUED OFF MOUNT WASHINGTON

by Gair on October 3, 2012

CANADIAN RESCUED OFF MOUNT WASHINGTON

A NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME OFFICER SAYS A 60-YEAR-OLD CANADIAN MAN WAS RESCUED OFF MOUNT WASHINGTON TUESDAY AFTER HE INJURED HIS LEG.

SGT. WAYNE SAUNDERS SAYS A CALL CAME IN TO 911 SHORTLY AFTER 1:30 P.M. TUESDAY YVES BRAULT OF QUEBEC HAD SLIPPED ON A LEDGE NEAR LAKE IN THE CLOUDS, INJURED HIS LOWER LEFT LEG AND WAS UNABLE TO PUT ANY WEIGHT ON IT.

BRAULT HAD BEEN HIKING WITH HIS WIFE ON THE AMMONOOSUC RAVINE TRAIL AND HAD STARTED BACK DOWN THE MOUNTAIN WHEN HE WAS INJURED.

SAUNDERS SAYS FISH AND GAME OFFICERS WERE JOINED AT THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT WASHINGTON BY MEMBERS OF THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB, ANDROSCOGGIN VALLEY SEARCH AND RESCUE AND MOUNT WASHINGTON PARK – AND THE RESCUE TEAM THEN HIKED DOWN TO BRAULT, WHO WAS ABOUT A MILE AND HALF AWAY.

IN WHAT SAUNDERS REFERS TO AS A “VERY LABOR INTENSIVE CARRYOUT,” THEY THEN CARRIED BRAULT UP TO THE SUMMIT, ARRIVING SHORTLY AFTER 8 P.M. TUESDAY.

BRAULT WAS THEN DRIVEN DOWN THE AUTO ROAD AND WAS MET AT THE BASE BY GORHAM AMBULANCE, WHO TOOK HIM TO ANDROSCOGGIN VALLEY HOSPITAL.

A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE HOSPITAL SAID SHE CAN’T RELEASE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT BRAULT.

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