Hiker rescued in White Mountains; carried two miles to safety – The Boston Globe

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A woman was rescued Monday after she injured her ankle while hiking Mount Chocorua in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, officials said.

Patricia Case, 34, of North Woodstock, N.H., was hurt shortly after reaching the summit and was unable to call 911 due to poor cell phone reception, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said in a statement. She managed to crawl up a steep section of the trail until she was able to get a signal to text a friend for help, officials said.

At approximately 3:30 p.m., New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers and members of the Lakes Region Search and Rescue team found Case along the Bee Line Trail. She was placed in a litter and carried approximately two miles to the intersection of the Bee Line and Bolles trails. From there, she was taken by utility vehicle to the trailhead, arriving at 11:30 p.m., officials said.

Officials described Case as an avid hiker who frequently hikes New Hampshire’s mountains and was on a solo three-day outing when she was hurt.

“She was well prepared and equipped for the conditions,” officials said. She “was able to comfortably sustain herself for several hours in near freezing temperatures as she waited for rescuers to arrive.”

Emily Sweeney can be reached at emily.sweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney and on Instagram @emilysweeney22.

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