Long Haul: Injured Hiker Carried For Seven Hours

Jun 8, 2015

Credit Flickr Creative Commons/Yoann Jezequel

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.