Hiker rescued on Mount Monadnock
August 31. 2014 1:09AM
A team of NH Fish and Game Conservation Officers, DRED Mountain Patrol Rangers, and several volunteers were called to rescue a hiker on Mount Monadnock Saturday night.
At approximately 630 p.m., authorities received a call from a hiker stating that while descending the mountain her daughter fell and injured her leg.
DRED Mountain Patrol Rangers reached the trio of hikers and began administering medical attention to Allison Doyle, 18, of Fitchburg, Mass.
Doyle along with her mother and brother were above the “Boulder Field” approximately three-fourths of the way up the White Cross Trail. A previous medical condition made it impossible for Doyle to walk herself down the mountain after the injury and thus rescuers had to evacuate her on a litter. Rescuers reached Monadnock Park Headquarters at 10:15 p.m. and transferred Doyle to the Jaffrey/Rindge Memorial Ambulance.
Doyle was transported to Monadnock Community Hospital for what is believed to be a non-life-threatening injury. Conservation Officers would like to thank the passing hikers who stopped to volunteer their time with the carry-out and remind anyone who ventures outdoors to prepare for the unexpected by leaving adequate time to hike and by carrying the essential equipment such as flashlights and extra layers.