Injured Concord Hiker Rescued
Hiker was injured Thursday while coming down Mt. Osceola.
A Concord man was rescued by New Hampshire Fish and Game officers Thursday after he injured himself while hiking in the White Mountains.
According to a New Hampshire Fish and Game press release, Avery Richardson, 52, of Concord set out alone on the Greely Ponds Trail on Thursday afternoon and hiked to the East Peak of Mt. Osceola on the Osceola Trail, located in the towns of Lincoln and Livermore. He slipped around 3 p.m. while descending the mountain and injured himself. Two other hikers came by about 15 minutes later and called 911 around 5:10 p.m., once they were able to get cell phone reception.
Conservation officers reached Richardson at 6:40 p.m., the press release said. Richardson was about two miles up the trail, moving slowly. The officers provided first aid and helped him down the mountain. They reached the trailhead at 8:15 p.m., where the Lin-Wood Ambulance waited to assess his condition.