40 rescuers from several agencies and New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers from across the state responded to carry out 27-year-old Travis Newell from the Kilkenny Range ~ Photo Courtesy of New Hampshire Fish and Game
Kilkenny, NH – A hiker spent the night in the White Mountain National Forest after falling 15 feet this weekend. Fish and Game Officials said that 27-year-old Travis Newell of Durham Connecticut was hiking Roger’s Ledge in the Kilkenny Range when he fell injuring his ankle at around 10pm. Authorities decided it was best for Newell to stay out overnight and to start a rescue Monday morning.
At 5:30am Monday Newell called authorities to update them on his condition. Conservation Officers were called from all over the state to help with this carry out as well as AMC search and rescue, Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue team and a wilderness first responder class from SOLO in Conway. All together 40 rescue personnel were used for this long, grueling hike and carry out.
Teams hiked to Rogers Ledge and began the extraction 12:47 PM on Monday. Rescuers carried Newell over 4.5 miles to the trail head at South Pond in Stark arriving at 4:37 PM. Where they were met by Groveton Ambulance personnel who transported Newell to Weeks Hospital in Lancaster for treatment.