Injured hiker rescued Friday
JAFFREY — A 51-year-old Harvard, Mass., resident was injured while descending Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey on Friday afternoon, according to a press release issued that night by N.H. Fish and Game.
At about 3 p.m., State Police Troop C contacted Fish and Game, reporting that Julie Nocka had sustained a severe lower leg injury while going down the Marlborough Trail, in an area that was particularly icy and steep. The woman had been out for a day hike with her family.
Fish and Game offices, state park personnel and members of the Brattleboro, Vt., Rescue Inc., as well as Nocka’s family, helped carry her the remaining way down the mountain over more than one mile of steep snow-covered and icy terrain.
The trailhead was reached at 7:15 p.m. Nocka was then transported to Cheshire Medical Center in Keene for treatment.
“Hikers should be aware that earlier mild temperatures and rain coupled with recent snowfall have made trail conditions treacherous. We ask that hikers plan accordingly for these conditions,” the press release reads.
For information on hiker safety and regulations, visit www.hikesafe.com.