New Hampshire Fish and Game officers helped rescue two hikers injured in separate incidents over the weekend.
On Saturday at around 3 p.m., Fish and Game officers received a report of an injured hiker on Mount Major. Conservation officers along with Lakes Region Search and Rescue responded to the call.
A group of friends was hiking down the blue trail when one of the members, Nathan Harris, of Rochester, New Hampshire, slipped on some rocks and injured his left ankle. He was unable to bare weight on his injured ankle, so his friends called 911 for assistance.
Alton Fire was able to use their six-wheeled utility vehicle and drive up to the Blue Trail and yellow trail split. Using volunteers, Harris was carried to the awaiting vehicle and driven down to the trail head parking lot. At approximately 4:30 p.m., the ambulance transported Harris to Lakes Region General Hospital for further evaluation.
On Sunday at around 3 p.m., Fish and Game received a report of another injured hiker, this one on the South Moat Mountain Trail in Albany, New Hampshire. The hiker was identified as Gregory Miller, 59, of North Conway, New Hampshire.
Miller was hiking with his wife; they had reached the summit of South Moat Mountain and were descending a steep section of the trail when Miller slipped, resulting in a dislocated knee. He was unable to bear weight on it and his wife phoned 911 for assistance.
Along with conservation officers, members of Lakes Region Search and Rescue (LRSAR) and Mountain Rescue Service (MRS) responded.
Rescuers located Miller a little over two miles from the trailhead. They treated him and placed him in a litter. He was carried out in the litter, transferred to an ATV and arrived back at the trailhead shortly after 9 p.m. Miller was driven from the trailhead and taken to Memorial Hospital in North Conway for evaluation and treatment.