MASS. MAN RESCUED OFF MOUNT WASHINGTON

by Christian Mower on June 21, 2012

A NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME OFFICER SAYS A 57-YEAR-OLD MASSACHUSETTS MAN WAS SUCCESSFULLY RESCUED ON MOUNT WASHINGTON WEDNESDAY AFTER HE FELL AND INJURED HIS HEAD.

SGT. WAYNE SAUNDERS SAYS A 911 CALL CAME IN ABOUT 1 P.M. WEDNESDAY A HIKER HAD FALLEN ABOUT 20 FEET WHILE HIKING THE HUNTINGTON RAVINE TRAIL.

APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB PERSONNEL JOINED FISH AND GAME OFFICERS AND HIKERS TO ASSIST.

THEY LOCATED RICHARD WHITE OF WESTON AND PULLED HIM BACK UP TO THE TRAIL AFTER LOWERING A ROPE TO HIM.

RESPONDERS HELPED BANDAGE A SERIOUS CUT TO WHITE’S HEAD AND WALKED HIM OUT TO THE MOUNT WASHINGTON AUTO ROAD, WHERE HE WAS MET BY GORHAM EMS AND DRIVEN DOWN THE ROAD IN A MOUNT WASHINGTON PARK VAN BEFORE BEING TRANSFERRED TO A WAITING AMBULANCE.