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July 6, 2012

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Sgt. Brian J. Suttmeier, New Hampshire Fish and Game Dept. Law Enforcement Division: 603-271-3361

Injured Hiker Rescued On Mt. Cube

NEW HAMPTON, N.H. -- On Thursday, July 5, 2012, Conservation Officers from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, volunteers from Upper Valley Search and Rescue Team and members of the Orford Police and Fire Departments made a combined effort to help rescue a hiker who fell in steep terrain on Mt. Cube in the town of Orford.

At approximately one in the afternoon, Christina Brownell, 47, of Hanover, N.H., was hiking on the Appalachian Trail with her family when she slipped and fell on a rock approximately one half mile from the summit of Mt. Cube.  As a result of the fall, Brownell sustained injuries, leaving her unable to walk.  Using her cellular telephone, Brownell’s husband made a call to 911 requesting help.

Conservation Officers from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department were notified of the incident and requested assistance from members of the Upper Valley Search and Rescue Team.

Approximately twelve volunteers from Upper Valley Search and Rescue, along with members of the Orford Police and Fire Departments, subsequently gave their time to help five Conservation Officers in carrying Brownell safely down two miles of very steep and rocky trail.  Rescuers reached a waiting ambulance along Rt. 25A at approximately 7:00 p.m. Brownell was transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment.

No further information is available at this time.

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