Two Hikers Rescued in One Night on Mt. Washington

by Christian Mower on August 13, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers and search and rescue organizations had a busy night rescuing hikers with medical emergencies on Mount Washington on Monday August 11th. At approximately 9:30 PM on Monday, August 11th, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department was notified that hiker Everett Piper, 58 years old from Campton, NH was suffering an unknown medical emergency while descending the Jewell trail in Twin Mountain. Twin Mountain Fire and Rescue and rescuers from the Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue Team responded to the Jewell Trailhead parking area in Twin Mountain. Piper was placed in a litter and carried approximately one half mile to the trailhead. He was then transported to Littleton Regional Hospital in Littleton, N.H., for further medical evaluation.

In another incident occurring at the same time, The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department was notified that 27 year old Jennifer Rodriguez of Bayonne NJ was suffering a diabetic emergency while descending the Tuckerman Ravine Trail. Fish and Game Conservation Officers responded, along with rescuers from the Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue Team, Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue Team, Appalachian Mountain Club and US Forest Service. Rodriguez was placed in a litter and carried approximately one and a half miles to the Appalachian Mountain Club Pinkham Notch Visitors Center. She was then transported by the Gorham Ambulance to Androscoggin Valley Regional Hospital in Berlin for further medical evaluation. The rescue was completed at approximately 3:00 AM on Tuesday August 12th.

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