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CO Alex Lopashanski, 603-271-3361 or 603-271-3127
Jane Vachon, 603-271-3211
October 08, 2010

Hiker Carried off Cave Mountain Trail in Bartlett after Medical Emergency

CONCORD, N.H. – A hiker with a medical condition was carried off a trail in New Hampshire's White Mountains early this afternoon (Friday, October 8, 2010).  Robert McMahon of Georgetown, Mass., age 52, was hiking with his wife on the Cave Mountain Trail when the incident occurred.  The couple was near the caves when McMahon reportedly began feeling dizzy and fatigued, with chest pain.  He sat down to rest, but when he did not feel better a short time later, his wife returned to their car and called 911 for help.  Responders reached McMahon shortly after 12:30 p.m. He was placed on a litter and wheeled down the trail, then transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in North Conway.

Responders included personnel from the Bartlett and Jackson fire departments, the Bartlett/Jackson Ambulance Service, North Conway ambulance personnel, a N.H. Department of Transportation employee and N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers.

No further information is available at this time.

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