Conservation Officer Josiah Towne
May 3, 2021

Thornton, NH – On Saturday, May 1, at approximately 1:40 p.m., NH Fish and Game was notified of an injured hiker on Dickey Mountain in Thornton. Roger Ballou, 71, of Concord, NH, was descending Welch-Dickey Loop Trail, below the summit of Dickey Mountain, when he sustained a non-life threatening lower leg injury. Personnel from Campton-Thornton Fire Rescue, Waterville Valley Fire Rescue, Waterville Valley Ski Patrol, and NH Fish and Game Conservation Officers responded to the scene. Crews were able to carry Ballou approximately 1 mile down to the trailhead.

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