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Conservation Officer Jonathan DeLisle
Region One Office, Lancaster, NH
603-788-4850 or 603-271-3361
November 7, 2011

Injured Hiker Rescued From Mt. Eisenhower After Spending A Chilly Night In The Woods

LANCASTER, N.H. -- On the afternoon of Sunday, November 06, 2011, personnel from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, Twin Mountain Fire and Rescue, and U.S. Forest Service responded to Mt. Eisenhower in an effort to assist a man who suffered an injury while descending the Edmans Path trail. 

Sergio Mori, age 41, of Brookline, MA, began his hike up Mt. Eisenhower on Saturday, November 5, 2011 around 9 a.m.  While descending Edman’s Path that evening, he sustained an ankle injury.  As a result of the injury, Mori found himself unable to walk.  When he took out his cell phone to call for help, Mori realized he didn’t have any cell phone service.  As darkness fell upon Mori, he made efforts to spend the night in the woods, where temperatures fell into the low 20’s.  Early the next morning, another hiker came in contact with Mori and was able to call 911 for him.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department was notified of the incident shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday. A member of Twin Mountain Fire and Rescue made initial contact with Mori at 12:05 p.m. approximately 2 miles from the Edman’s Path trailhead.  NH Fish and Game Conservation Officers, a US Forest Ranger, and additional volunteers from Twin Mountain Fire and Rescue made contact with Mori shortly thereafter.

Mori was very well prepared for his hike, however, was unable to descend the trail by himself as a result of the ankle injury. Volunteers, along with personnel from the listed agencies, were able to assist Mr. Mori down the Edman’s Path trail to the trailhead (Mori walked himself out with assistance).  At 5:10 p.m., rescue personnel, along with Mori, arrived at the trailhead. Ambulance personnel transported Mori to Littleton Regional Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

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