College student injures leg during hiking trip on Mount Monadnock

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:29AM

A rescue team assisted an injured hiker off of Mount Monadnock on Monday evening.

At about 6:45 p.m., the Monadnock State Park Mountain Patrol Rangers notified Fish and Game of a hiker injured on the White Dot Trail in Jaffrey, according to a press release issued by Fish and Game on Tuesday.

The hiker, Ashley McCarthy, 19, of Ledyard, Connecticut, was hiking with a college group from Salve Regina University, injured her left leg while climbing down from the mountain. Her hiking group contacted the park for assistance.

Mountain Patrol Rangers gave McCarthy first aid on the scene, but she was unable to walk and finish the hike.

Members of the Upper Valley Wilderness Response Team and three Fish and Game conservation officers assisted with carrying McCarthy down the remainder of the trail to the state park headquarters, completing the hike at about 8:45 p.m., 

From the park, McCarthy was taken to the Monadnock Community Hospital by the Jaffrey-Rindge Memorial Ambulance for further treatment. 

New Hampshire Fish and Game would like to remind hikers to plan appropriately when hiking, and to carry appropriate equipment for unexpected situations, including being prepared to spend the night outdoors if necessary. Visit www.hikesafe.com for a list of recommended hiking equipment.