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Oct 21, 2016 7:40 PM

Injured hiker helped down Mt. Madison by rescuers

LOW — An hiker was assisted down Mt. Madison after injuring his ankle.

Lane Huntington, 29 of Lyman, was on the second day of a two day hike over the presidential range when he twisted his ankle.

Huntington was able to get to the Madison Spring Hut, which had been closed for winter, and decided to spend the night.

In the morning he attempted to walk but was unable.

Huntington contacted family who then contacted rescue personnel.

NH Fish and Game, Randolph Mountain Club (RMC), Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue (AVSAR), Pemi Valley Search and Rescue (PEMI SAR) and U.S. Forest Service answered the call.

A RMC Caretaker reached Huntington and was able to begin making the descent with him.

The seven-hour descent of the Valley Way Trail ended at the Appalachian trail head parking lot at about 7:15 p.m.

Huntington was evaluated by medical personnel but declined transportation to the hospital.

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