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Jun 21, 2016 8:30 AM

Several hikers rescued from NH mountains Father's Day weekend


LINCOLN - Fish and Game officials said there were several hikers rescued over Father's Day weekend.

On Saturday, 13-year-old Josh Ostrower of Lexington, Mass. suffered a leg injury a half-mile up the Basin Cascade Trail in Lincoln. A Fish and Game conservation officer along with volunteers from the Pemi Valley Search and Rescue Team stabilized the injury and piggy-backed Ostrower to the trailhead to his family.

Justin Rogers, 21, of Sandown, sustained multiple injuries when he fell 30 feet on Cannon Cliffs shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday. Officials said he was climbing the second pitch of the Whitney-Gilman Route when two pieces of protection failed and he fell. He and his partner were able to lower themselves to the base of the cliff where he was evaluated by a medical team. He was taken to the hospital in a personal vehicle.

On Sunday, 22-year-old Niamh Durfee of Buffalo, N.Y. suffered a leg injury on the Liberty Spring Trail in Lincoln. First responders stablized the injury and carried her down the trail. Friends transported her for further evaluation.

Hikers and outdoor enthusiasts are reminded that icy trails persist at elevation and temperatures drop rapidly after dark. Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to purchase a Hike Safe card at wildnh.com/safe. The card helps support Fish and Game search and rescue activities. For safe hiking tips and a list of essential gear, visit hikesafe.com.


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