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Epsom woman carried off Mt. Whiteface after injuring ankle

March 07. 2018 8:15PM

WATERVILLE VALLEY — More than two dozen rescuers responded when an Epsom woman who slipped while descending Mt. Whiteface's Blueberry Ledge Trail had to be carried out with an ankle injury.

According to New Hampshire Fish and Game, Melissa O'Brien, 46, of Epsom, was hiking down from the summit with two friends when she slipped on the trail around 5 p.m.

Fish and Game said in a news release that O’Brien attempted to continue hiking, but after traveling less than a half-mile in 45 minutes, the group called 911 for help.

“Rescuers met Melissa nearly 2.5 miles up the Blueberry Ledge Trail,” Fish and Game reported. “She was placed in a litter and carried out and arrived at the trailhead shortly after 10:30 p.m.”

Fish and Game said 28 people responded to the call, including Fish and Game conservation officers, members of the Tamworth and Sandwich Fire Departments, and SOLO students.

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