CO Jonathan Demler
603-744-5470 603-271-3361
July 7, 2019

Thornton, NH – At 5:45 pm on July 6, 2019, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department was notified of an injured hiker on Dickey Mountain in Thornton, NH. A rescue operation was already underway to help Thomas Boland, 56, of Old Saybrook, CT, who had sustained a non-life-threatening injury while descending Dickey Mountain as he hiked the Welch and Dickey Loop Trail. Rescuers provided assistance from the Campton-Thornton Fire Rescue, Waterville Valley Department of Public Safety, Plymouth Fire-Rescue, Holderness Fire Department, Ashland Fire Department, Lakes Region Search and Rescue Team, and Conservation Officers from the NH Fish and Game Department. The injured hiker was carried in a litter down the trail and the entire rescue party returned to the trailhead shortly before 8:30 pm.

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers would like to remind anyone enjoying the outdoors this summer to plan ahead and make safe decisions. Hiking in the White Mountains requires proper planning and preparation. All hikers should carry essential equipment to be ready not just for the intended hike, but other issues that could arise. Please visit for more information.