Lieutenant James Kneeland
Conservation Officer Christopher McKee
August 27, 2019
Franconia, NH – On the afternoon of August 26, 2019, Conservation Officers were notified that a 62-year-old male hiker from New Hampshire was having a medical emergency near Owl’s Head Mountain in Franconia. Members from the Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue Team and Conservation Officers from New Hampshire Fish and Game Department responded to Lincoln woods and prepared for a potential carry out.
Due to the remote location, the Army National Guard helicopter was requested. It was able to fly to the very remote location and lower a medic to the ground. The helicopter crew was able to hoist the victim and his wife on board the helicopter and transport them to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
Unfortunately the hiker did not survive and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The victim and his wife were both well prepared for the hike and had all the proper gear to be out in the remote location. At this time the victim’s name is being withheld until notification of family members can be made.
No further details are available at this time.