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July 24, 2009  

Injured Hiker from Cambridge, Mass., Assisted to Safety on Mount Washington

CONCORD, N.H. -- An injured Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) volunteer, Edward Belove of Cambridge, Massachusetts, age 59, was carried to the top of Mount Washington, where he could be transported down the mountain and taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Conway.  Belove had been hiking on the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail.  He was alone, about 200 yards from AMC Lake in the Clouds Hut, when he slipped on a rain-slickened rock and broke his leg about 10 a.m. this morning (Friday, July 24, 2009). 

New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers were called in, reaching Belove about 11:45 a.m.  Approximately 22 search and rescue personnel worked together to carry him to top of the mountain, arriving about 2:10 p.m.  From there, he could be transported down the Mount Washington Auto Road for treatment. 

Fish and Game officers were assisted by rescue personnel from the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue Team and the Mount Washington State Park.

No further information is available at this time.
 
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