Rescuers traversed miles of deep snow on Saturday to rescue a hiker who injured his leg while hiking in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.
According to New Hampshire Fish and Game officials, Keith Watling, 64, of Southborough, Massachusetts, suffered a leg injury while hiking Friday afternoon. Officials said Watling is an experienced hiker who was properly prepared with winter gear.
Watling was able to spend Friday evening at Zealand Falls Hut. However, the following morning, his still couldn’t put weight on his injured leg and he needed help getting off the mountain.
Conservation officers and members of the Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue team hiked through deep snow for more than 2.5 miles before reaching Watling. They put him on a rescue sled and pulled him roughly four miles to safety.