A New Hampshire hiker who became lost, suffered an injury and then spent an unplanned night in the woods was rescued on Wednesday by a biologist studying turtles.

According to New Hampshire Fish and Game officials, the hiker, Levi Parry, 60, of Pembroke, went for a short hike in Allenstown around 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Officials say he eventually became disoriented, and then darkness set in. Parry reportedly did not have a flashlight or cell phone on him.

While hiking through the darkness, Parry fell and injured himself. Unable to get to his feet, officials say he continued crawling through most of the night.

Shortly before noon on Wednesday, a Fish and Game biologist studying turtles in Bear Brook State Park came upon Parry. The biologist called for help, and emergency personnel were able to take Parry out of the woods and to a nearby hospital to be treated for injuries.