Woman's rescue takes 5 hours after she injures leg on trail in NH mountains
SARGENT'S PURCHASE — Conservation officers rescued a woman from Mount Washington's Tuckerman Ravine trail after she injured her leg.
Appalachian Mountain Club volunteers notified officers around 7:15 p.m. of reports that a woman had suffered a lower leg injury while descending down the headwall of one of the mountain's steepest trails.
When volunteers and conservation officers responded to the ravine, they identified Hung-Ying Sun, 53, of Pound Ridge, N.Y., and confirmed that she was unable to walk out on her own.
Sun told responders that she suffered the injury around 5 p.m. while trying to exit the trail.
It took rescuers over five hours to safely negotiate the slippery trail, making it to the Hermit Lake shelter at 11:05 p.m.
Officers transported Sun the rest of the way down in an ATV, getting back to the parking lot just past midnight.
A Gorham ambulance service was waiting to take the injured hiker to Memorial Hospital in Conway.