INJURED HIKER RESCUED IN BROOKFIELD

by Christian Mower on August 31, 2012

A NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME OFFICER SAYS A 61-YEAR-OLD HIKER FROM WOLFEBORO WAS RESCUED THURSDAY AFTERNOON AFTER HE INJURED HIS KNEE NEAR THE SUMMIT OF COPPLE CROWN MOUNTAIN IN BROOKFIELD.

LT. JIM GOSS SAYS CONSERVATION OFFICERS WERE JOINED BY FIREFIGHTERS FROM VARIOUS AREA DEPARTMENTS TO RESCUE RICHARD HEALEY, WHO WAS HIKING ON THE COPPLE CROWN TRAIL WITH HIS WIFE MAXINE HEALEY LATE IN THE MORNING WHEN HE SLIPPED AND FELL – AND WAS UNABLE TO WALK.

MAXINE HEALEY CALLED FOR HELP AND ABOUT 15 FIREFIGHTERS JOINED THREE CONSERVATION OFFICERS TO HELP CARRY HER HUSBAND DOWN A HALF MILE OF VERY STEEP AND ROCKY TRAIL.

RESCUERS REACHED A WAITING AMBULANCE ON MOUNTAIN DR. IN NEW DURHAM ABOUT 2:30 P.M. AND HEALEY WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL.

FIRE DEPARTMENTS FROM NEW DURHAM, WOLFEBORO, WAKEFIELD, CENTER OSSIPEE, OSSIPEE CORNER AND MILTON ASSISTED.

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