Rescuers in the North Country had to carry a Massachusetts man for seven hours on Sunday after he injured his leg hiking in a remote area.
The 40-year-old Massachusetts man was hiking with his wife near the junction of the Six Husbands and Great Gulf trails when – about noon – he hurt his leg crossing a river.
There was no cell coverage and another hiker – an employee of the Appalachian Mountain Club - had to walk four and one-half miles to call for help.
Michael Wainer, 40, of Stoneham, was carried down the Great Gulf Trail finally reaching an ambulance about 1 a.m. Monday.
Rescuers came from the Appalachian Mountain Club, Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue, the Mount Washington State Park, Fish and Game and the U.S. Forest Service.