MASS. MAN RESCUED AFTER SPENDING NIGHT ON IKE

by Christian Mower on November 8, 2011

NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME OFFICERS SAY A 41-YEAR-OLD MASSACHUSETTS MAN SURVIVED OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW 20s BEFORE BEING RESCUED OFF MOUNT EISENHOWER SUNDAY.

CONSERVATION OFFICER JONATHAN DELISLE SAYS MEMBERS OF THE TWIN MOUNTAIN FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT AND U.S. FOREST SERVICE ASSISTED FISH AND GAME OFFICERS IN LOCATING SERGIO MORI OF BROOKLINE, WHO INJURED HIS ANKLE SATURDAY EVENING AND WAS  UNABLE TO WALK WHILE DESCENDING EDMANDS PATH TRAIL.

MORI TRIED TO CALL FOR HELP BUT COULDN’T GET CELL PHONE SERVICE SO HE SPENT THE NIGHT IN THE WOODS AND ANOTHER HIKER WAS ABLE TO CALL FOR HELP AFTER FINDING HIM SUNDAY MORNING.

RESCUERS GOT TO MORI SHORTLY AFTER NOON SUNDAY ABOUT TWO MILES FROM THE TRAIL HEAD. DELISLE SAYS MORI WAS VERY WELL PREPARED FOR HIS HIKE EXCEPT HE COULDN’T WALK HIMSELF OUT WITHOUT HELP.

THE RESCUE PARTY REACHED THE TRAIL HEAD SHORTLY AFTER P.M. SUNDAY AND MORI WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL IN LITTLETON.