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N.Y. hiker carried off Mt. Clay after leg injury

August 26. 2018 12:14AM

THOMPSON AND MESERVE’S PURCHASE — A female hiker from New York needed to be carried off Mt. Clay after suffering a leg injury Friday morning, Fish and Game officials said.

Kristine Thompson of Honeoye Falls, N.Y., was on a guided hike and trying to complete a traverse at the summit of Mt. Clay when she slipped on a rock.

She told rescuers that the injury to the lower leg was so bad she could not put any weight on it.

Fish and Game conservation officers said they were alerted to the incident Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Members of the Appalachian Mountain Club and Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue formed the rescue party, along with Fish and Game officials.

Once they reached Thompson, she was carried down Mt. Clay and to the Mount Washington Auto Road, which was about 1 1/4 miles away, officials said.

They completed the rescue at 3 p.m. and Thompson was taken to Memorial Hospital in Conway in a private vehicle for treatment of her injury, officials said.

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