Two Rescues In The North Country

Nov 29, 2015

Pinnacle Gully
Credit Courtesy Tim Martel

Rescuers helped two lost hikers in Randolph and a man who fell while ice climbing in the Huntington Ravine Saturday, according to a news release from New Hampshire Fish and Game.

The lost hikers, both from Massachusetts, were part of a group of four who climbed Mount Madison and then separated. About 5:20 pm two of the hikers reached their vehicle, didn’t see their companions, and figured the other two had missed the correct trail, so they called for help.

“Using two-way radios and information from a passing hiker, the calling party determined that their missing companions were most likely on the Pine Link Trail, a route that would not bring them back to their vehicle,” Lt. Wayne Saunders said.

While Fish and Game prepared a rescue operation they suggested the calling hikers go to the Pine Link Trail and see if they could reach their companions.  They were found about 8:30 pm and hiked out together.

Saunders said while the lost hikers had warm clothing and other equipment they forgot flashlights and a map.

The second call came about 5:35 after a group of hikers found David Fogg, 37, of Enfield, who had fallen while ice climbing near Pinnacle Gully in the Huntington Ravine, injuring a leg. He was carried to the Shelburne Ski Trail by officers from Fish and Game and staff from the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Hermit Lake Shelter and then taken down the mountain on an ATV.