MT. WASHINGTON HIKER ASSISTED OFF MOUNTAIN

by Christian Mower on October 18, 2011

NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME OFFICERS SAY A 33-YEAR-OLD PENNSYLVANIA WOMAN WAS HELPED OFF MOUNT WASHINGTON MONDAY NIGHT AFTER SHE INJURED HER ANKLE.

CONSERVATION OFFICER GLEN LUCAS SAYS THE CALL CAME IN ABOUT 8 P.M. THAT JANET THOMPSON OF QUAKERTOWN – WHO WAS HIKING WITH HER HUSBAND DOWN THE JEWELL TRAIL – WAS FEELING ANKLE PAIN FROM A PREVIOUS INJURY.

AN EMPLOYEE FROM THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB HIKED UP AND LOCATED THE PAIR AND WAS ABLE TO PUT ON AN AIR CAST TO SUPPORT THOMPSON’S ANKLE BEFORE ALL THREE STARTED SLOWLY MAKING THEIR WAY DOWN THE TRAIL.

A CONSERVATION OFFICER MET THE GROUP TO ASSIST AND THE GROUP REACHED THE COG RAILWAY PARKING LOT ABOUT 11 P.M.

LUCAS SAYS THOMPSON’S INJURY WAS NOT SERIOUS ENOUGH TO REQUIRE HOSPITALIZATION BUT SHE AND HER HUSBAND WERE VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE HELP.