A Reading woman is safe after officials say she fell and injured her leg while hiking near Mount Eisenhower in New Hampshire this weekend.
During the afternoon on Friday, June 6, rescuers responded to the Edmands Path near Mt. Eisenhower to assist a hiker who had sustained a leg injury while descending the trail, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game.
Mrs. Monette Verrier, 43, of Reading, Massachusetts was hiking with four others when the incident occurred.
Around 3 p.m., Verrier slipped on some wet, exposed roots, causing her to lose her footing and injured herself. With almost two miles to go, the group did their best to provide first aid and assist Verrier in continuing down the trail. Experiencing slow progress, a member of the group made a 911 call for help.
Conservation officers from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department received got word of the accident around 3:45 p.m.
A team of rescuers from Twin Mountain Fire and Rescue was immediately dispatched to provide a first response while Conservation Officers responded to the scene. These rescuers found Verrier and her friends approximately 1.2 miles in from the Edmands Path trailhead at 4:45 p.m.
Rescuers gave Verrier first aid and they helped her down the trail. She was checked by Twin Mountain Ambulance staff but ultimately was transported to the hospital by members of her own hiking party.