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Sep 6, 2016 11:05 AM

11-year-old boy rescued after falling during family hike on NH mountain


FRANCONIA — An 11-year-old boy was helped by rescuers after he was injured from a fall while hiking Mount Lafayette.

The boy was hiking with his family when he fell and suffered a serious, but not life-threatening, injury at about 5 p.m. Sunday.

After calling for help with a cellphone U.S. Conservation Officers and a member of the Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue Team.

The rescuers reached the family at about 7:30 p.m. after hiking 1.5 miles up the Old Bridle Path.

The boy was given first-aid treatment and the group made their way back to the trail head.

At about 8:10 p.m. the group reached the trail head. The family took the boy in their own vehicle to the hospital for treatment.

Officials remind hikers to always be prepared when taking to the trails. Hikesafe.com offers information on how to plan a safe and fun hike.

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