Lt. Bradley R. Morse
May 30, 2023
Albany, NH – Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, 2023, New Hampshire Fish and Game responded to a call for assistance from an injured climber in the area of Sundown Ledge in Albany. Jiwon Han, 25, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, fell while rock climbing with a group of friends. Conservation Officers responded along with members of Conway Fire/EMS and members of Lakes Region Search and Rescue (LRSAR).
Han was climbing an unnamed route to the right of the Mithras path with a group of friends in the area of Sundown Ledge and the Boulder Loop Trail. Witnesses state that Han was approximately 20 feet up when a piece of bolted protection released causing him to fall. Han sustained serious injuries to both lower extremities.
Rescuers arrived on scene, stabilized Han, and transported him by rescue litter. Han arrived at the Boulder Loop trailhead parking area at 8:15 p.m. He was transported to Memorial Hospital in North Conway for evaluation and treatment.
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