New Hampshire's state bear expert says good-hearted but irresponsible residents are "loving the animals to death.'' Fish and Game officials discovered four sites in Stoddard, North Conway and Bethlehem where residents have resumed feeding black bears despite previous warnings to stop. Biologist Andrew Timmins says two bears had to be killed in North Conway because they had become so accustomed to human food, they were breaking into cars.
Six Canadian hikers were helped off New Hampshire's Mount Washington after they called 911 from the mountain's auto road. New Hampshire Fish and Game says the hikers were all in their 20s and from the province of Quebec. They had hiked up the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail and reached the summit around 2 p.m. Saturday, but with temperatures at zero degrees and winds at 50 mph, they decided to walk down the auto road. Some members of the group were not dressed appropriately for the weather, and feeling the cold, they called 911.
A 55-year-old Brookyn man was helped from a trail near the Crawford Notch Wednesday after suffering a leg injury, according to a news release from New Hampshire Fish and Game.
Steve Litwin slipped on a rock on the Webster-Jackson Trail and couldn’t continue, according to Conservation Officer Kevin Bronson.
He was taken to Littleton Regional Hospital after being carried out by members of Fish and Game, the Appalachian Mountain Club, Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue, Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue Team, and Twin Mountain EMS.