Conservation Officer Josiah Towne
July 29, 2020

Thornton, NH – On Tuesday, July 28, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Conservation Officers were notified of an injured hiker on the Welch-Dickey Trail in Thornton. Katherine Markle, 57, of Worcester, PA, was descending when she sustained a non-life-threatening lower leg injury. Personnel from Campton-Thornton Fire Department, Waterville Valley Public Safety and a Conservation Officer carried Markle to a waiting ambulance, arriving at the trailhead at 2:48 p.m.

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