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.