MASS. MAN ASSISTED OFF MOUNT LAFAYETTE SATURDAY

by Christian Mower on May 21, 2012

NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME OFFICERS SAY RESCUERS CARRIED A 53-YEAR-OLD MASSACHUSETTS MAN MORE THAN THREE MILES TO A WAITING AMBULANCE SATURDAY AFTER THE MAN INJURED HIS KNEE WHILE HIKING ON MOUNT LAFAYETTE.

CONSERVATION OFFICER SGT. BRIAN SUTTMEIER SAYS BARRY LYONS OF LOWELL WAS HIKING ALONE WHEN HE SLIPPED AND INJURED HIS LEFT KNEE.

LYONS WAS ASSISTED BY VOLUNTEERS FROM THE PEMIGEWASSET VALLEY SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM WHO CAME UPON HIM ON THE TRAIL BUT IT BECAME APPARENT HE WOULD HAVE TO BE PLACED IN A LITTER AND CARRIED OUT.

MORE THAN 20 RESCUERS – INCLUDING CONSERVATION OFFICERS AND PEMI VALLEY VOLUNTEERS THEN CARRIED LYONS OFF THE MOUNTAIN AND HE WAS TAKEN BY AMBULANCE TO LITTLETON REGIONAL HOSPITAL.