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Mar 15, 2016 11:24 AM

2 seriously hurt in falls down icy Mount Washington, rangers warn about conditions

The Associated Press

MOUNT WASHINGTON (AP) — New Hampshire rangers are warning about icy conditions on Mount Washington after two men were seriously injured in separate incidents over the weekend.

Officials say the long-sliding falls took place on Sunday in two separate locations.

A Vermont skier was on Hillman's Highway when he lost control. Officials say he may have slid as much as 900 feet down the mountain, hitting chunks of rock and ice as he fell.

Officials say a Quebec skier lost control while descending from the summit. He was found in Tuckerman Ravine.

The victims were airlifted to area hospitals with injuries considered life-threatening. They weren't immediately identified.


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