Jul 24, 2016 9:53 AM

3 injured hikers rescued throughout NH wilderness by Fish and Game officers, firefighters


Three hikers were rescued by New Hampshire Fish and Game officers, firefighters and volunteer search crews over the weekend.

Rescuers responded to a call from an injured hiker on the Blueberry Ledge Trail on Whiteface Mountain at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Alexa Kovach, 34, of Lynn, Mass., was reported as having injured her ankle while hiking with a friend. NH Fish and Game said Kovach attempted a self-rescue by sliding down the trail a few hours earlier, but eventually called for assistance.

Christine Bastille - a 47-year-old woman from Laconia - was rescued from Dickey Mountain after injuring her ankle at about 1 p.m. Saturday. NH Fish and Game said she was carried off the trail by rescuers and that they arrived at the trail head at about 3:20 p.m., just as the severe storms were beginning to make their way through the area.

Up in Franconia, a woman hiking along the Lincoln Brook Trail with her husband called for help at about 10 a.m. Saturday after she hurt her arm while crossing water.

NH Fish and Game said communication was difficult since cell service in that area is spotty, but a conservation officer was able to get to 55-year-old Jamie Glennie, of Groton, Mass., and stabilize her injury. The officer rode an ATV for three miles and then hiked for another five before locating the couple.

The couple was hampered by the severe weather that went through the area, which included heavy rain, wind, hail and lightning, officials said.

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