Conservation Officer Sgt. Glen Lucas
Conservation Officer Eric Brown
October 21, 2019

Beans Purchase, NH – At approximately 3:00 p.m. on Sunday October 20, a 911 call was received for a hiker in need of assistance on the Carter Moriah Trail.

Samantha Roderigues, 26, of Fall River, MA, was hiking on the Carter Moriah Trail when she experienced a medical event and became sick on the trail. After the medical event, she became weak and was unable to continue hiking on her own. One of her friends she was hiking with made a 911 call for help.

Conservation Officers, Volunteers from Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue, Lakes Region Search and Rescue, and Appalachian Mountain Club responded to the 19 Mile Brook trailhead in preparation for a lengthy carry out. Once volunteers reached the patient, after some food, water and rest she was assisted approximately three miles down the Carter Dome trail to the 19 Mile Brook trailhead, arriving at 7:30 p.m.

Roderigues did not request medical attention and chose to leave in a personal vehicle.