HIKER RESCUED NEAR CRAWFORD NOTCH

by Christian Mower on October 3, 2013

A NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME OFFICER IS PRAISING VOLUNTEER SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS AFTER A NEW YORK HIKER WAS RESCUED NEAR CRAWFORD NOTCH WEDNESDAY.

CONSERVATION OFFICER KEVIN BRONSON SAYS 55-YEAR-OLD STEVE LITWIN OF BROOKLYN WAS HIKING WITH FRIENDS ON THE WEBSTER-JACKSON TRAIL IN HARTS LOCATION WHEN HE SLIPPED ON A ROCK AND INJURED HIS LEFT LEG.

CONSERVATION OFFICERS STARTED A RESCUE MISSION TO HELP LITWIN AFTER GETTING A 911 CALL AROUND NOON WEDNESDAY, WITH HELP FROM THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB, ANDROSCOGGIN VALLEY SEARCH AND RESCUE, PEMIGEWASSET VALLEY SEARCH AND RESCUE AND TWIN MOUNTAIN EMS.

LITWIN WAS CARRIED OUT TO ROUTE 302, REACHING THE ROAD ABOUT 6 P.M. WEDNESDAY. HE WAS THEN TAKEN BY AMBULANCE TO LITTLETON HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT.

BRONSON SAYS THE MISSION WAS “A TRUE TESTAMENT TO THE IMPORTANCE OF VOLUNTEER SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS HERE… IN NEW HAMPSHIRE.”

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