Lt. Brad Morse
July 21, 2019
Sargent’s Purchase, NH – On Saturday, July 20, 911 emergency dispatch received a call for assistance for a hiker suffering from heat injuries on the Glen Boulder Trail in Sargent’s Purchase, White Mountain National Forest. The call was placed for Joe Pond, a 29 year old from Portsmouth, NH, who was attempting a 16-mile hike. He departed from Crawford Notch on Route 302, hiked the Davis Path to Mt. Isolation, and then to the Glen Boulder Trail in Sargent’s Purchase. At approximately 5:30 p.m. Pond’s father called 911 stating that his son was suffering from heat related injuries and was unable to continue on his own. Bartlett Jackson EMS along with Fish and Game responded to his location. EMS personal were able to treat his condition and he was assisted down the trail to his awaiting family and friends, arriving at 8:10 p.m.
This incident is a good reminder to all people recreating in the outdoors to plan appropriately when hiking. When hiking in the mountains always carry appropriate equipment for unexpected situations and be prepared to spend the night if necessary. Having appropriate gear aides in safety. Please visit www.hikesafe.com for a list of recommended hiking equipment.
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