Massachusetts woman carried down Mt. Monadnock after injuring leg near summit
JAFFREY — A Massachusetts woman had to be carried down Mount Monadnock Thursday after she injured her leg near the summit of the mountain.
Fish and Game officials said that Kailia Star, 60, of Sudbury, Massachusetts, and her husband were on their way down Mount Monadnock around 2:40 p.m. when she lost her footing on a steeper section of the trail and injured her lower leg.
Her husband called 911 and personnel from Mount Monadnock, as well as several volunteers, assisted Conservation Officers in carrying Star down the mountain on the White Arrow Trail.
Officials said rescue crews reached the Old Toll Road at about 6:30 p.m., and Star was transported to Monadnock Community Hospital by her husband.
Conservation Officers reminded those looking to hike the Granite State's mountains that most falls and injuries occur when descending a trail. They said hiking poles and hiking boots add stability and support and can help prevent many injuries.