Injured hiker from Bolton rescued from Monadnock State Park
JAFFREY, N.H. (AP) — An injured hiker has been rescued from a trail in New Hampshire’s Monadnock State Park.
Officials say 69-year-old Willi Jurgeleit of Bolton, Mass., was descending the White Dot Trail with another hiker on Tuesday when he slipped on a wet rock and injured his leg.
Jurgeleit called 911 just before his cell phone battery died.
A team of Fish and Game conservation officers, DRED Mountain Patrol Rangers and Jaffrey firefighters carried the hiker down to the trail head at the park headquarters.
An ambulance then took him to a nearby hospital.
Fish and Game officials say Jurgeleit was an experienced hiker and was well-equipped and prepared for the weather conditions