Sgt. Alex Lopashanski
CO Joseph Canfield
February 1, 2021
Tamworth, NH – On January 30, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., Tamworth Fire-Rescue, Sandwich Fire-Rescue, Action Ambulance, and New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers responded to a call for assistance on Mt. Chocorua.
A group of seven hikers had hiked to the summit of Mount Chocorua via the Champney Falls Trail when they took a wrong turn off the Beeline Trail during their descent. Overcome by extreme cold and fatigue, one member of their group, Daniel Rivers, 25, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, hiked out and called for assistance. Rescue crews met the other six members along the Bolles Trail who had continued their descent and escorted: David Kaufman, 27, of Cambridge, Massachusetts; Andres Erbsen, 26, of Cambridge, Massachusetts; Joshua Himmelforb, 33, of Somerville, Massachusetts; Lauren Tang, 23, of New York, NY; Lauren Ten Cate, 24, of Los Alamos, NM; and Abby Golub, 28, of Burlington, Vermont, off the mountain. The hikers were treated for hypothermia and provided transportation a little over 20 miles around the mountain to their vehicles.
New Hampshire Fish and Game reminds hikers that extreme caution must be taken while hiking in the winter, especially when temperatures are frigid. One wrong decision can have catastrophic consequences and one must be prepared with micro-spikes, snowshoes, extra clothing, food, water, fire starter, first aid kit, whistle, rain/wind jackets and pants, and a knife. For additional information, please visit www.hikeSafe.com.
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