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July 27. 2014 7:27PM

Five hikers rescued in separate incidents Saturday

Five hikers were rescued in three separate incidents on Saturday, according to a release from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

In the first, Judy Murphy of Riverside, R.I., suffered “a significant head injury” when she slipped and fell while on the Old Bridle Path trail in Lincoln about 4 p.m. Saturday. She was rescued by multiple agencies and was treated on the scene before she was helped off the trail and taken to Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth, the release said.

In the second, Matt Garland of Keene and Brea Harvison of Newmarket were overcome by darkness after failing to bring proper hiking equipment, including head lamps, while on the Falling Waters Trail/Old Bridle Path Loop trail about 9:45 p.m. Saturday. Two members of the Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue Team led the pair off the trail, the release said.

Finally, Daniel Rossi of Windmoor, Pa., and William Hancock-Cerutti of Princeton, N.J., had climbed the rock face of Cannon Mountain about 9:45 p.m. Saturday but were unable to locate a trail for their descent, the release said. Fish and Game officers found the men and led them off the mountain, the release said.


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