Hiker has medical issue at Monadnock State Park

Published: 5/13/2022 10:46:58 AM
Modified: 5/13/2022 10:45:20 AM

A hiker was transported to Cheshire Medical Center in Keene for evaluation after having a medical issue at Monadnock State Park in Jaffrey Thursday.

According to a release from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, Southwestern New Hampshire District Fire Mutual Aid Dispatch contacted conservation officers at approximately 1:45 p.m. about a hiker suffering a medical emergency at Monadnock State Park.

Jerome Janisko, 82, of Holliston, Mass., lost consciousness and hit his head while hiking with his wife on the Old Half Way House Trail at approximately 12:45 p.m. Fellow hikers stopped to help Janisko and were able to provide GPS coordinates to first-responders.

A team of fellow hikers, Department of Natural and Cultural Resources rangers, conservation officers and paramedics from Jaffrey-Rindge Memorial Ambulance found Janisko near Old Toll Road. After treatment from paramedics, Janisko was able to walk with assistance to a Jaffrey-Rindge Memorial Ambulance, and was taken to Cheshire Medical Center at 4 p.m.

Conservation officers thank the three hikers who called for help and stopped to assist.

“This incident is a good reminder to all people recreating in the outdoors to dress appropriately, hike with a partner or group and carry necessary equipment,” stated Fish and Game Lt. William Boudreau. “Having appropriate gear aids in safety. Please visit hikesafe.com for a list of recommended hiking equipment.”


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