Several hikers rescued from New Hampshire mountains this weekend
Several hikers were rescued this weekend as a result of non-life threatening leg injuries sustained on trails in New Hampshire mountains.
On Friday, Gregory Kieffer, 21, of Bedford, was hiking the Welch-Dickey Loop in Thornoton and when he fell and suffered a leg injury. He was rescued by conservation officers from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, Campton/Thornton Fire and Rescue, Waterville Fire and Rescue, Plymouth Fire and Rescue, Woodstock Fire and Rescue and member of the Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue team.
On Saturday, Jennifer Dube, 24, of Portland, Maine, fell while hiking with a companion on the Webster Trail in the White Mountain National Forest. N.H. Fish and Game along with members of the Bartlett Jackson and Twin Mountain Fire and Rescue Service, Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue, and others. The rescue was made difficult due to snow and ice-covered portions of the trail along with intermittent rain.
On Sunday, 18-year-old Emily Soucy of Glenn, fell and sustained a leg injury on the Skookumchuk Trail in Franconia and had to be rescued by volunteers with the Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue team along with Fish and Game conservation cfficers. A few hours later, Allison Fredericks of Peterborough sustained a lower leg injury while falling on the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail in Newbury and had to be rescued by Newbury Fire and Rescue, Upper Valley Wilderness Search and Rescue and officers from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
A few hours later, N.H. Fish and Game was made aware of another injured hiker on the Hancook Loop trail in Lincoln. Members of the injured hiker's party had to hike 3.8 miles out to call for for help. Twenty-two volunteers from the Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue Team, members of the Lincoln Fire Department and officers from the N.H. Fish and Game hiked to the trailhead to rescue Kristen Matteson, 52, of Newport, R.I.