Lt. Bradley Morse
October 21, 2019
Livermore, NH – On Saturday October 19 at approximately 1:00 p.m., 911 dispatch received a call for an injured hiker on the Signal Ridge Trail in Livermore. Jeffrey McNally, 45, of Greenland, NH, was hiking with his wife and two daughters. They were approximately 0.4 miles from the summit of Mt. Carrigain on the Signal Ridge Trail when McNally slipped and fell, resulting in an injured shoulder. Hikers on the trail encountered McNally and rendered assistance. Due to the nature of his injury, he was unsure if he would be able to walk the 4 miles back to his motor vehicle. He had no cell phone signal so he requested that other hikers call 911 for assistance when they received signal. The accident occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. and a hiker was able to call 911 at 1:00 p.m. from the summit of Mt. Carrigain.
NH Fish and Game Conservation Officers responded. The officers encountered McNally and his family on the Signal Ridge Trail approximately 2 miles from the trailhead. They assisted him back to the trailhead parking area arriving at 5:30 p.m. McNally’s wife drove him to Memorial Hospital in North Conway for evaluation and treatment.
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.
No further information is available at this time.