Hiker injured while descending Mount Monadnock

A Massachusetts hiker was transported to Monadnock Community Hospital on Nov. 12, after she fell and sustained a lower right leg injury on Mount Monadnock.

Gayle Carroll, 58, of North Reading, Mass., was descending the White Arrow Trail with family and friends just before 3 p.m. Monday when she slipped on wet rocks and fell, N.H. Fish and Game Sgt. David Walsh told the Ledger-Transcript on Tuesday.

Carroll was just below the summit of the mountain at the time of the injury, according to Walsh.

N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development mountain patrol rangers were the first to respond and provided medical aid, according to a N.H. Fish and Game press release dated Nov. 12.

Soon after, six N.H. Fish and Game conservation officers responded to the scene to assist the rangers, Monadnock State Park personnel and volunteers with carrying Carroll down the mountain, Walsh said. Rescuers reached the trailhead on Halfway House Road shortly after 5 p.m.

Jaffrey-Rindge Memorial Ambulance transported Carroll to MCH for treatment.

— by Alyssa Dandrea

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