Injured Rhode Island hiker rescued from NH mountain – NBC Boston

An injured hiker from Rhode Island was rescued from a mountain in New Hampshire this weekend.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said they were notified of an injured hiker on the Mount Kearsarge North Trail around 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Mount Kearsarge is located about 45 miles northwest of Concord, in the Kearsarge Mountain State Forest.

Cassandra Simpson, 21, of Richmond, Rhode Island, had slept in the Mount Kearsarge fire tower the night before and was walking down the mountain Saturday when she injured her left leg.

At 7:44 a.m., conservationists arrived at the trailhead and began hiking toward Simpson. They arrived at her location shortly before 9 a.m. After evaluating her condition, they decided that a litter was needed to carry her down the mountain. She was placed in the nest and collection began at 10:15 am

With the assistance of volunteers from Lakes Region Search and Rescue and Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue, the patient arrived at the trailhead at 11:39 a.m. She was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Conway for further evaluation. There was no update on her condition on Monday.

Fish and Game officials said Simpson was well prepared for her walk, allowing her to remain comfortable and safe while she waited for rescuers to locate her.

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