Lieutenant James Kneeland
Conservation Officer Christopher McKee
September 23, 2019

Franconia, NH – At approximately 1:23 p.m. on September 21, New Hampshire Fish & Game Conservation Officers received a call that Charlene Livingston Flint of Wakefield, Massachusetts had fallen and suffered a lower leg injury that left her unable to walk, stranding her at Bridal Veil Falls in Franconia. Conservation Officers and volunteers from the PEMI Valley Search and Rescue team responded to the trail head to carry Flint out. Rescuers were able to use all-terrain vehicles to get two miles up the trail, and at 4:51 p.m. rescuers arrived back at the trailhead where Flint was evaluated by medical personnel and then transport by her hiking partners to Littleton Regional Hospital for medical treatment.

New Hampshire Fish and Game would like to remind people hiking in the mountains to always carry appropriate equipment for unexpected situations and to be prepared to spend the night if necessary. Please visit for a list of recommended hiking equipment.

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