NH HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME CAUTIONS AFTER HIKER RESCUE

by Tony 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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