Aug 12, 2017 10:57 AM

Massachusetts teen carried down NH trail after slipping, falling nearly 10-feet

LINCOLN — A 14-year-old hiker from Massachusetts had to be carried down the Falling Waters Trail Friday after he suffered a nearly 10-foot fall.

N.H. Fish and Game said around 3 p.m. they received a report of an injured hiker roughly two miles from the trailhead of the Falling Waters Trail.

Officials said a 14-year-old male was descending the trail with family members when he slipped on wet rock and fell about 8-10 feet.

A group of 18 rescuers, primarily volunteers from the Pemi Valley Search and Rescue Team, responded to carry the young man to the trailhead in a rescue litter. They arrived at about 6 p.m., according to Fish and Game.

Officials said the teen, from Acton, Massachusetts, was transported by Linwood Ambulance to Littleton Regional Hospital for evaluation of his non-life-threatening injuries.

“These rescues would not be handled as quickly and efficiently without the assistance of the professional volunteer search and rescue groups that graciously give of their time,” Lt. James Kneeland, of N.H. Fish and Game, said.

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