LINCOLN — A Montreal woman was rescued from the Fishin’ Jimmy Trail near Kinsman Pond after suffering a lower-leg injury on May 19.

Caroline Gauthier, 44, was hiking with three companions on the Kinsman Ridge when she was injured approximately 3 miles from the Lonesome Lake trailhead at Lafayette Place campground.

Despite attempting a self-rescue, Gauthier’s group called for help.

An Appalachian Mountain Club Lonesome Lake Hut caretaker and a passing EMT provided initial assistance.

The Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue Team and Conservation Officers with the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department responded to the call.

The first rescuer reached Gauthier at 4:15 p.m., and additional team members followed with equipment and a litter.

The descent began at 5:05 p.m., and rescuers safely delivered Gauthier to the trailhead by 7:45 p.m.

Officials noted that Gauthier and her companions were experienced and well-prepared but emphasized the importance of hikers following the Hike Safe code and carrying the 10 Essentials.

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