CONWAY — A mountain climber from Maine was seriously injured last weekend in an accident on Cathedral Ledge.
New Hampshire Fish and Game was notified Sunday at around noon that a climber had fallen at Cathedral Ledge in North Conway.
The climber was identified as Sean Goodrich, 45, of Yarmouth, Maine.
Goodrich was reportedly climbing with a partner when he fell, and before the rope could arrest his fall, he hit the cliff, which is about 500 feet high.
His partner was able to lower him to a small ledge, and nearby climbers came to Goodrich's assistance and were able to call 911 for help, Fish and Game said.
Personnel from Bartlett/Jackson EMS, North Conway Fire Department and members of Mountain Rescue Service responded.
Rescuers were able to hike down from the summit of the cliff and walk out a narrow ledge that leads to the area where Goodrich was located.
Members of Mountain Rescue Service were then able to climb to Goodrich. They placed him in a litter and lowered him back to the ledge where additional rescuers and climbers who were nearby carried him off the cliff and back to the summit.
Goodrich arrived at the summit shortly after 3 p.m. and was taken via ambulance to Memorial Hospital in North Conway for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries.
A GoFundMe account has been started for Goodrich. It's called "Sean Goodrich Aid for Medical Expenses." Its goal is to raise $40,000. As of Wednesday, it had raised about $21,757.
Goodrich "sustained multiple bone breaks and fractures in his back, pelvis, neck, ribs, arm, and he also tore his aorta," states the posting on the page. "He has a concussion as well. The medical bills will be staggering, and Sean and (his wife) Tami have a very large deductible (they are both self-employed, and their insurance is basically catastrophic). They are going to need upwards of $30,000 to start with the initial costs of emergency care, Life Flight to Maine Med and the multiple surgeries Sean has already had and will need."