Crews performed a “strenuous” rescue on New Hampshire’s Mount Monadnock last night to help an injured hiker.
At approximately 6:30 p.m., an emergency call was received for a hiker in distress on the White Cross trail of Monadnock State Park. James Littlefield of Jaffrey, New Hampshire, was hiking down the White Cross trail when he twisted his leg at approximately 5:10 p.m.
Jaffrey, Peterborough, Dublin, Rindge, Troy, Fitzwilliam, New Ipswich Fire Departments, Monadnock State Park members, Upper Valley Search and Rescue along with conservation officers responded. A total of 43 rescuers were needed for what officials described as a strenuous rescue.
Recovery was made at Monadnock State Park at 10:40 p.m. Jaffrey Ambulance transported Littlefield to Cheshire Medical Center where he received medical attention for a lower leg injury.
Officials said it appears that improper hiking attire was a major contributing factor for Littlefield’s injury.