NH HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME CAUTIONS AFTER HIKER RESCUE

by Christian Mower on April 16, 2012

NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME OFFICERS ARE ASKING HIKERS TO WEAR SUITABLE CLOTHING, INCLUDING HIKING BOOTS – AND TO CARRY APPROPRIATE GEAR – AFTER A WEEKEND RESCUE OF A MASSACHUSETTS HIKER.

CONSERVATION OFFICER ROBERT MANCINI SAYS HIS DEPARTMENT, LINWOOD AMBULANCE AND PEMIGEWASSET SEARCH AND RESCUE RESPONDED SATURDAY ABOUT 3 P.M. AFTER GETTING A REPORT OF AN INJURED HIKER ON THE BASIN CASCADES TRAIL IN LINCOLN.

MANCINI SAYS THE INJURED HIKER – IDENTIFIED AS LAURA A. WERLINGER OF TOWNSEND – TOLD OFFICERS SHE WAS HIKING WITH HER FAMILY WHEN SHE SLIPPED ON THE TRAIL ABOUT A QUARTER MILE FROM THE BASIN TRAIL HEAD PARKING AREA.

DUE TO THE EXTENT OF HER INJURY, PASSING HIKERS AND RESCUE CREWS HELPED CARRY HER TO THE PARKING AREA – AND SHE WAS THEN TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL FOR FURTHER TREATMENT.

MANCINI SAYS CONDITIONS CAN CHANGE QUICKLY IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS AND SO CAN THE TERRAIN.

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