A hiker who suffered a serious leg injury while hiking in Nelson, New Hampshire, was rescued by local fire crews on Monday.
According to New Hampshire Fish and Game officials, conservation officers were notified of an injured hiker on the Partridge Woods Trail in Nelson at around 10:30 a.m. on Monday.
Susan Turner, 82, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, was hiking with four other hikers when she slipped and fell in the wet snow. Turner suffered a serious upper-leg injury and was unable to stand up. Her hiking companions remained with her and called 911.
Members of the Nelson Fire Department, Keene Fire Department, and Harrisville Fire Department responded to Turner’s location, which was approximately one-tenth of a mile from Old Stoddard Road.
Members of the Keene Fire Department treated Turner on the trail before she was placed into a litter. She was then carried a short distance in the litter and placed in the Keene Fire Department’s UTV, where she was driven out to Old Stoddard Road.
She was then transported to Cheshire Medical Center by the Keene Fire Department Ambulance.
Officials said Turner was properly dressed and prepared for her hike.