Sgt. Alex Lopashanski
October 28, 2019
Albany, NH – On Saturday, October 26 shortly before 2:00 p.m., New Hampshire Fish and Game was notified that a hiker was injured on the South Moat Trail in Albany. The hiker was Ernestine Greenslade, 62, of Portsmouth, NH. Greenslade was hiking with a group of six family and friends. While descending from the summit, Greenslade lost her footing and injured her ankle. She was unable to bear weight on it and a member or her group phoned 911 for assistance.
Along with Conservation Officers, members of the US Forest Service, Lakes Region Search and Rescue, and students from a SOLO Wilderness Medicine Instructor’s Course responded. Rescuers located Greenslade a little over two miles from the trailhead. They treated her and placed her in a litter. She was carried out in the litter and arrived back at the trailhead shortly after 8:00 p.m. She was driven from the scene by the Conway Ambulance and taken to the Memorial Hospital for treatment.
While Greenslade and her group were well prepared for the conditions, it is important to note that daylight hours are dwindling and temperatures are falling quickly as the sun sets. Winter conditions are present in the Presidential Range and will soon be present in the surrounding mountain ranges. Those venturing out must be prepared with the proper clothing and equipment to protect themselves from the elements.