MARYLAND HIKER AIRLIFTED OFF MADISON

by Christian Mower on August 2, 2011

NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME OFFICERS SAY A 64-YEAR-OLD HIKER FROM MARYLAND WAS AIRLIFTED OFF MOUNT MADISON MONDAY AFTERNOON AFTER FALLING ON THE TRAIL ABOUT A MILE FROM THE SUMMIT.

CONSERVATION OFFICER GLEN LUCAS SAYS JOHN TREACY OF OLNEY INJURED HIS RIGHT ARM AND CUT HIS HEAD AFTER HE FELL – HIS INJURIES ARE DESCRIBED AS NON-LIFE THREATENING.

 THE INCIDENT HAPPENED ON THE OSGOOD TRAIL NEAR THE JUNCTION OF THE DANIEL WEBSTER SCOUT TRAIL.

FISH AND GAME OFFICERS WERE NOTIFIED OF IT ABOUT 1 P.M.

A NEW HAMPSHIRE NATIONAL GUARD HELICOPTER WAS CALLED IN FROM CONCORD TO ASSIST AS CONSERVATION OFFICERS MOVED TOWARD THE SCENE.

LUCAS SAYS THE BLACKHAWK  WAS ABLE TO LIFT TREACY OFF THE MOUNTAIN AND FLY HIM TO THE AIRPORT IN GORHAM LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON, WHERE HE WAS ASSISTED BY CONSERVATION OFFICERS INTO A WAITING AMBULANCE AND TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL.

GORHAM E.M.S., THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB AND PERSONNEL FROM THE MOUNT WASHINGTON STATE PARK ALSO ASSISTED.