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July 27, 2005
Massachusetts Teen Carried Out of White Mountains Following Injury
CONCORD, N.H. -- A Massachusetts teenager was carried out of her group's camping site off the Zealand Trail in New Hampshire's White Mountains early this morning, July 27, after accidentally spilling boiling water on her feet last night. The girl, 16-year-old Katelyn Ryan of Medfield, Massachusetts, was taken to Littleton Hospital and treated for second-degree burns. Her group of 3 counselors and 8 campers was on an overnight camping trip.
A call for help came in to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26. Fish and Game Conservation Officers, along with Appalachian Mountain Club staff and the counselors from the camping group, assisted with the carryout, which concluded at about 1:00 a.m. this morning.
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