Rescuers carry injured Mass. teen off hiking trail in Lincoln
August 11. 2017 10:33PM
LINCOLN — A group of 18 rescuers, most volunteers from the Pemi Valley Search and Rescue Team, carried an injured 14-year-old male hiker 2 miles off a mountain trail in Lincoln on Friday afternoon, according to Fish and Game officials.
The unidentified boy from Acton, Mass., was taken by Linwood Ambulance to Littleton Regional Hospital for evaluation of his injuries.
Fish and Game conservation officers were alerted about 3 p.m. Friday that the teen had been descending the Falling Waters Trail when he slipped on a wet rock and fell 8 to 10 feet, suffering from injuries that were not life-threatening.
The teen couldn’t hike out on his own.
“These rescues would not be handled as quickly and efficiently without the assistance of the professional volunteer search and rescue groups that graciously give of their time,” said Fish and Game Lt. James Kneeland.