INJURED VERMONT HIKER RESCUED IN ALBANY

by Christian Mower on June 4, 2013

A NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME OFFICER SAYS A 70-YEAR-OLD VERMONT MAN WAS CARRIED TO SAFETY SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER HE INJURED HIS LEG WHILE HIKING IN ALBANY.

CONSERVATION OFFICER RON ARSENAULT SAYS A CALL FOR HELP CAME IN SHORTLY AFTER 6 P.M. SATURDAY AND HE WAS JOINED BY CONWAY FIREFIGHTERS AND MOUNTAIN RESCUE SERVICE PERSONNEL IN RESCUING DR. WILLIAM SEGEL.

SEGEL WAS CLIMBING THE BOULDER LOOP TRAIL WITH FRIENDS WHEN HE SLIPPED AND FELL ABOUT 20 FEET. ARSENAULT SAYS THE RESCUE TEAM REACHED SEGEL ABOUT 7:30 P.M. AND CARRIED HIM ABOUT A HALF MILE TO THE TRAILHEAD, WHERE HE WAS THEN TAKEN TO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN NORTH CONWAY.

SEGEL’S CURRENT CONDITION IS NOT KNOWN.

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