ALBANY — On June 22 at 4:15 p.m., Lakes Region Search and Rescue, Conway Fire Department Ambulance, White Mountain National Forest Service volunteers and passing hikers, along with New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers responded to Hedgehog Mountain for an unconscious hiker.
She was reported by her hiking companion.
First responders located Robin Lane, 49, of Basking Ridge, N.J., below the summit of Hedgehog Mountain along the UNH Trail in Albany.
Lane was found conscious but incoherent and unable to walk under her own power to the trailhead for further evaluation.
According to Fish and Game, she was loaded into a litter and carried to the trailhead approximately 2.5 miles by volunteers down the UNH Trail.
Lane arrived at the trailhead at 11 p.m. and subsequently transported via ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Conway.
New Hampshire Fish and Game is a self-funded agency that relies heavily on volunteer rescue groups to complete the mission of search and rescue in the woodlands of the state.
The public is encouraged to help support search and rescue activities in the state by purchasing a HikeSafe Card. New Hampshire Fish and Game also reminds hikers to prepare themselves before venturing out into the wilderness, including packing the 10 essential items; map, compass, warm clothing, extra food and water, headlamp, fire starter, first aid kit, whistle, rain/wind jackets and pants, and a knife.
For additional information, go to hikesafe.com.