SARGENT’S PURCHASE –– A 64-year-old hiker from Methuen, Massachusetts was rescued Wednesday afternoon after falling on a trail in the White Mountains.
Michael Harvey was hiking alone with his dog on the Tuckerman Ravine Trail in Sargent’s Purchase around 2:30 p.m.
He fell while descending from the summit of Mt. Washington, after stepping on an unstable rock. Harvey suffered non-life threatening injuries in the fall.
A fellow hiker found Harvey shortly after the fall and called 911.
The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and Conservation Officers quickly coordinated a response.
An AMC rescuer from the Hermit Lake Hut provided initial medical aid to Harvey.
Conservation Officers reached Harvey by accessing the Sherburne Ski Trail using an ATV and then hiking to his location.
They assisted Harvey back to the ATV with the help of crutches and other rescuers. Harvey was then driven down to the Pinkham Notch AMC Visitor Center parking lot.
Once at the bottom, further assessments revealed Harvey did not require additional medical transport from Pinkham Notch.
However, Harvey made plans to transport himself to the hospital.