Sgt. Alex Lopashanski
December 24, 2018

HART’S LOCATION, NH — On Sunday, December 23rd shortly after 12:00 pm, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department was notified that a woman had been hit by a falling piece of ice and sustained a serious head injury on the Frankenstein Cliff Trail in Hart’s Location. The victim was a 57 year old woman from Wellesley Massachusetts.  She was hiking with a group of ten people which included her husband and sons.

Members of Mountain Rescue Service, Bartlett Jackson Ambulance, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team (DHART) life flight helicopter responded along with Fish and Game Conservation Officers.  Ice climbers in the area also assisted the hiking party with the victim, and she was placed in a litter and carried to the Arethusa Falls parking lot.

Medical personnel from DHART assisted with her treatment on the scene, and ultimately she was transported by ambulance to the Memorial Hospital in North Conway.  Unfortunately, her injury was severe and despite the best efforts of her family, friends, and volunteers she did not survive. No further information is available at this time.