Sgt. Alex Lopashanski
November 8, 2021

Albany, NH – On Friday, November 5, shortly after 2:00 p.m., New Hampshire Fish and Game was notified that a hiker was suffering from a medical issue on the Piper Trail. Michael Meyer, 59, of Montclair, NJ, was descending from the summit of Mt. Chocorua with a group of six family members. He was over 2.5 miles from the trailhead when he began feeling sick and could no longer continue hiking. After resting and showing no signs of improvement, they phoned 911 for assistance.

Along with Conservation Officers, members of the US Forest Service, SOLO Students, Lakes Region Search and Rescue, and the Conway Fire Ambulance responded. While volunteers were arriving, Meyer’s condition improved enough for him to begin walking on his own. He was met on the trail by SOLO students who walked with him back to the trailhead. Meyer arrived back at the trailhead shortly before 7:00 p.m., where he was evaluated by members of Conway Fire Department and then transported by ambulance to the Memorial Hospital in North Conway for treatment.

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