Fish and Game rescues unprepared, injured hiker from Mount Monadnock
December 10. 2017 1:23PM
JAFFREY – Unprepared for a hike in the snowfall, a Massachusetts woman had to be carried off Mount Monadnock on Saturday afternoon after she slipped and fell while descending the heavily hiked mountain, state conservation officials said.
Elizabeth Manning, 47, of Quincy suffered an injury to her lower leg and was unable to continue down the Birchtoft Trail, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game. The initial call for help came at 2:25 pm.
“She and the hikers with her were not prepared for the snowy conditions and impending darkness, as they did not have enough warm clothing, flashlights or micro-spikes,” the statement reads.
Monadnock State Park personnel, volunteers and five Fish and Game rescue workers helped rescue Manning. She was carried out, reached the base of the mountain at 5:17 p.m. and was taken by ambulance to Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough.
Fish and Game said any inclement-weather hikers should leave adequate time for their trip and carry essentials such as a map, flashlights, food, water, micro-spikes and extra clothing.
Mass. man, 76, carried off Pack Monadnock after injury
In another incident on Sunday afternoon at Pack Monadnock, a 76-year-old man from Massachusetts had to be given a ride down from the summit after falling while hiking the Marion Davis Trail.
According to New Hampshire Fish and Game, Robert Pantzer of Framingham, Mass., was prepared for the weather, but was unable to hike down from the summit. He called 911 shortly before 3 p.m.
"A Conservation Officer with an ATV and a Peterborough Fire Department EMT were able to drive up the snow covered auto-road to reach Pantzer and his hiking companions," Fish and Game said in a press release.
After being given a ride on an ATV to the base of the mountain, Pantzer was evaluated by Peterborough Fire Dept. personnel around 3:48 p.m.