Injured Massachusetts Hiker Rescued in NH After Leg Injury Left Her Unable to Walk
SHELBURNE — New Hampshire Fish and Game Officers rescued a hiker on a trail in Shelburne on Sunday after reports that she suffered a lower leg injury.
Around 2 p.m. Sunday, 60-year-old Barbara Audin, of Sudbury, Massachusetts, had been hiking down the Peabody Brook Trail and was within a half mile of completing the hike when she slipped on a patch of ice, causing the injury to her lower leg. After not being able to place any weight on her leg, she called 911 for assistance.
A rescue effort was initiated with two conservation officers responding. A retired State Police Trooper also came upon the injured hiker and rendered assistance.
A conservation officer rode an ATV directly to the injured hiker, which prevented a carryout situation. Audin was able to get onto the back of the ATV and was driven out to an ambulance just before 4 p.m.
Audin was evaluated by EMS personnel from Gorham Ambulance and transported to Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin for treatment of her injury.