Hiker Rescued After Being Severely Injured On Mt. Chocorua

Tamworth, NH – A Maine Hiker had to be rescued on Mt. Chocorua this weekend. Fish and Game Officials said they were called to the Liberty Trail Saturday at around 4:30 pm to a report of an injured hiker. Officials said that 58-year-old Claire McDougald of Falmouth and her husband were descending the trail when she slipped and severely injured her ankle.

23 volunteers from Tamworth Fire, multiple Boy Scout Troops along with SOLO students and members of Wakefield Fire, West Ossipee Fire, Center Ossipee Fire, Effingham Fire and Conservation Officers responded. Rescuers hiked in 3 miles to McDougald reaching her at 7:30pm. They were able to effectively care for her injury and she was placed in a litter and carried to the trailhead.

She arrived at the trailhead shortly before 11:00 PM and was taken by ambulance to the Memorial Hospital in North Conway for treatment.