[at-l] section hiker injured near Gorham, NH

RockDancer rockdancer97 at comcast.net
Thu Sep 1 20:20:39 CDT 2011

This is from September 1, at 2:40 pm on this website. I have to say, just 3
weeks after breaking my foot in the woods, that I'm so glad I didn't have to
initiate this kind of rescue. Yeah, it sucked walking injured for a mile
but, knowing the trails in the Whites, I wouldn't want to walk out from
where she broke her ankle. --RD


CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire Fish and Game officials say a hiker is
being treated for a fractured ankle after being rescued from the Appalachian
Trail in Gorham.

A 20-member rescue team climbed five miles up the Carter Moriah trail after
getting a report that a woman hiking alone was injured.

They carried 66-year-old Ruth Dobsevage
ch=1&inlineLink=1&query=%22Ruth+Dobsevage%22>  of Bethel, Conn., in a litter
over steep terrain before reaching the trail head at 11 p.m. Wednesday and
transporting her to a Berlin hospital
ch=1&inlineLink=1&query=%22Berlin+hospital%22> .

WMWV radio reports that Dobsevage is hiking the Appalachian Trail in
sections and was on a 10-day hike when she fractured her ankle.

The rescue team was made up of Fish and Game conservations officers and
members of the Appalachian Club
ch=1&inlineLink=1&query=%22Appalachian+Club%22>  and Androscoggin Valley
Search and Rescue.


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