Rescue crews from several fire departments helped rescue a hiker experiencing a medical issue on New Hampshire’s Bald Mountain yesterday.
Authorities received the report of a hiker suffering from a medical issue around 11 a.m. According to officials with the Hancock, New Hampshire Fire Department, the hiker was a man in his 60s who was hiking with friends. The man was just below the 2,000-foot summit when he had the medical issue.
Rescue crews from Hancock, as well as surrounding towns such as Petersborough, Hillsboro, Antrim and Stoddard responded to the mountain.
More than two dozen rescuers worked to transport the patient down the mountain in a litter. Officials said it took a little over two hours to slide and carry the litter down the mountain.
The man was taken by Petersborough ambulance to a local hospital and was reported to be okay.