Lieutenant Bradley Morse
August 24, 2020
Bartlett, NH – On Saturday, August 22, at approximately 10.40 a.m., 911 Dispatch received a call for assistance for an injured hiker on the Table Mountain Trail in Bartlett. The hiker was identified as Mark Burzynski of Campton, NH. Burzynski was hiking with his wife and two other individuals and as group was descending from the summit of Table Mountain Burzynski slipped and injured his knee. He was unable to bear weight. His hiking companions called 911 for assistance. NH Fish and Game responded along with member of the U.S. Forest Service and Lakes Region Search and Rescue. The rescuers arrived at Burzynski’s location at 1:05 p.m. Burzynski was loaded in a litter and carried to the trailhead parking area arriving at approximately 3:00 p.m.
New Hampshire Fish & Game is a self-funded agency which relies heavily upon volunteer rescue groups to complete the mission of search and rescue in the woodlands of the state. The public is encouraged to help support search and rescue activities in the state by purchasing a Hike Safe card. New Hampshire Fish and Game also reminds hikers to prepare themselves before venturing out into the wilderness, including packing the ten essential items: map, compass, warm clothing, extra food and water, headlamp, fire starter, first aid kit, whistle, rain/wind jackets and pants, and a knife. For additional information, please visit www.hikeSafe.com.