Dracut woman rescued after sustaining injuries while hiking in White Mountains
A Dracut woman was rescued after she was injured hiking in the White Mountains on Saturday, officials said.
Diane Regan, 51, was on the Carter-Moriah Trail when she slipped and fell on some wet rocks, according to a statement from New Hampshire Fish and Game.
“Regan said she heard a snap and could no longer put weight on her leg after the fall,” the statement said. “After an attempt to self-extricate, she realized that she could go no further.”
New Hampshire State Police received a 911 call at approximately 1:45 p.m. Regan was reported to be 1 mile above Mount Surprise and approximately 3 miles from the trailhead, officials said.
Conservation officers responded to the trailhead and the Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue team was notified. While that was happening, a Lakes Region Search and Rescue team member, who was hiking on his own time, came across Regan. With the help of another hiker, the team member helped Regan approximately 1 mile down the trail, officials said.
She was then assisted by the conservation officers and other rescue team members, and she was put into a litter and loaded onto an ATV. Regan and her rescuers reached the trailhead at approximately 6 p.m., and she declined medical treatment, the statement said.