MOUNT WASHINGTON HIKERS RESCUED

by Gair on September 27, 2013

A NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME OFFICER SAYS A 65-YEAR-OLD OHIO MAN AND HIS WIFE WERE RESCUED THURSDAY NIGHT, SEPT. 26, 2013 ON A TRAIL ON MOUNT WASHINGTON AFTER THEY BECAME DEHYDRATED AND OVERCOME BY DARKNESS.

LT. WAYNE SAUNDERS SAYS ROBERT SCANLON AND HIS WIFE CANDY NEVILLE OF SHAKER HEIGHTS RODE THE COG RAILROAD TO THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT WASHINGTON THURSDAY AND THEN DECIDED TO HIKE DOWN THE AMMONOOSUC RAVINE TRAIL.

SCANLON EXPERIENCED KNEE PAIN THAT SLOWED THEIR PROGRESS AND THE COUPLE WAS NOT ABLE TO GET OFF THE MOUNTAIN BEFORE DARK.

THEY DID NOT HAVE A FLASHLIGHT WITH THEM AND CONSERVATION OFFICERS RESPONDED TO A RESCUE CALL AROUND 8:30 P.M. THURSDAY.

OFFICERS HIKED UP THE TRAIL, LOCATED THE COUPLE AND ESCORTED THEM DOWN TO THEIR CAR, ARRIVING AROUND 10:15 P.M. THURSDAY.

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO PROPERLY PREPARE FOR A HIKE, SEE THE WEBSITE AT www.hikesafe.com.

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