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Boston man, 63, rescued off Mount Monadnock after headfirst fall

A Boston man was rescued from Mt. Monadnock on June 30.NH Fish and Game Law Enforcement Division and Operation Game Thief

A 63-year-old Boston man was rescued from Mount Monadnock after he fell headfirst while descending from the summit.

Gary Cohen was heading down White Dot Trail on Thursday afternoon when he fell, and conservation officers with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department were called to his aid, according to a press release posted over the weekend.

Due to the nature of the injuries Cohen sustained, rescuers elected to use a helicopter to bring him to safety, the release said. Conservation Sgt. Kevin Bronson said there were concerns he had suffered possible damage to his spine or back at the time.


Cohen was carried by a team that included volunteers and rangers to a landing zone near the summit, and he was flown to Elliot Hospital in Manchester for treatment, the release said.

The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.

“This incident is a good reminder to know your limits and when to turn back,” the release said.

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