Waterbury Backcountry Rescue requested assistance with a woman hiking on the summit of Mount Hunger who suffered a knee injury and was unable to bear weight.
She was located on the Mt Hunger Trail just below the summit. She was hiking down the trail and hyper extended her knee. When she attempted to bear weight on the injury her knee was extremely unstable and was unable to walk.
Her knee was immobilized and she was packaged in a litter for the evacuation. The team had to lower the litter down several pitches of difficult, steep, ledges using rope systems, a technique not typically employed on hiking trails. For the rest of the carry, the team was able to use a wheel. The women was evacuated before dark.
|Team Members Responding||Other Agencies Responding||Time of Call||Weather Conditions|
|Govoni, Miller, Rogers, Speer, Veliko, Van Dyke
Waterbury Backcountry Rescue, Colchester Technical Rescue, Mad River Backcountry Rescue
|12:30 - 18:45||Warm and sunny|