Injured hiker rescued from Gorge Brook Trail in Woodstock

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WOODSTOCK — A hiker was rescued from the Gorge Brook Trail after suffering a lower leg injury yesterday.

Fish and Game were alerted to the injured hiker, identified as Bruno Zotarelli, 25, of Lynn, Massachusetts, a little over 2 miles up the trail from the Ravine Lodge in Woodstock.

The report came in through 911 from the hiking party advising that Zotarelli could not continue without assistance.

A rescue team comprised of Conservation Officers and 15 volunteers from Pemi Valley Search and Rescue Team staged at the Ravine Lodge.

By 4:30 p.m., the first rescuers arrived on scene.

Zotarelli was packaged in a rescue litter and carried the 2.1 miles to the Ravine Lodge, arriving at 7:00 p.m.

He was then transported by LinWood Ambulance to Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth for evaluation.

Zotarelli was a novice hiker and had slipped as he descended from the summit of Mount Moosilauke.

The hiking party was equipped for a day hike.

Conservation Officers would like to remind hikers that there is still some ice on the trails at higher elevations.

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