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March 18, 2013
Ice Climber Injured at Crawford Notch State Park
CONCORD, N.H. -- On Saturday, March 16, 2013, at approximately 2:30 PM, Eric Scoville, age 55, of New Boston, NH, fell while climbing the Standard Route at Frankenstein Cliffs in Crawford Notch State Park. Scoville was climbing solo and was un-roped. He was near the top of an ice bulge on the first pitch, approximately seventy feet above the ground, when he fell, with no rope or protection to arrest his fall.
Multiple climbers were nearby, including Zebulon Jakub, a guide from the International Mountain Climbing School and member of the Mountain Rescue Service. The climbers on scene assessed Scoville’s injuries, called for emergency response and packaged him in a litter. They carried him approximately one-half mile to the Arethusa Falls parking area where he was transported via Bartlett/Jackson ambulance to the Memorial Hospital in North Conway.
Scoville was transferred to the DHART helicopter at Memorial Hospital and flown to Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital in Lebanon for treatment. As of Sunday March 17, 2013, he was listed in critical, but stable, condition.
No further information is available at this time.
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