Conservation Officer Christopher McKee
September 17, 2019
Franconia, NH – At approximately 6:00 p.m. New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers received a call about a male hiker who had fallen about 20 feet off the Kinsman Trail on Cannon Mountain and was unable to walk. Conservation Officers and volunteers from PEMI Valley Search and Rescue team responded to Cannon Mountain for a potential carry out. Rescuers were able to utilize the tram to relay volunteers and gear to the summit. At 7:14 p.m. rescuers located 63-year-old Christopher Cocaine of Massachusetts about 0.6 miles from the summit of Cannon Mountain.
Rescuers were able to get Mr. Cocaine up and walking under his own power. He was able to walk back to the Cannon Mountain tram with assistance. He was taken down the tram and arrived at the parking lot at 8:15 p.m. Mr. Cocaine was evaluated and transport by Franconia Life Squad to Littleton Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
New Hampshire Fish and Game would like to remind hikers to always hike with someone and be sure to have all the proper gear to be able to spend the night in case of an emergency. Temperatures this time of year are starting to drop so be sure to pack warm clothes when hiking.