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Jun 19, 2017 5:56 PM

Tennessee man injures leg while hiking in Western NH


ORFORD — A Tennessee man hiking in Western New Hampshire fell and injured himself, requiring assistance.

Aluah Bible, 68 of Knoxville, Tennessee, was hiking with three friends on the Appalachian Trail. After reaching Mt. Cube's summit, they hiked towards the Hexacuba shelter when Bible fell and hurt his leg. Bible continued hiking and reached the shelter where he and his companions spent the night. When he awoke in the morning, his leg was swollen and he was unable to walk on it.

Rescuers hiked and used ATVs to get close to Bible. After being transported to the road, an ambulance met him and brought him to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

Bible suffered non-life threatening injuries.

For safe hiking tips and a list of essential gear, visit hikesafe.com.

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