C.O. Benjamin Lewis
June 23, 2023

Livermore, NH – At approximately 3:40 p.m., New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers responded to a hiker experiencing a medical emergency on the Arethusa Falls Trail. Samantha Verdon, 27, from Nashua, NH, left the parking area around 12:00 p.m. On the way back from the falls Verdon fell ill and alerted 911.

At 4:15 p.m., Conservation Officers headed up the Arethusa Falls Trail to assist Verdon walk out under her own power at approximately 5:14 p.m. to meet an awaiting Bartlett Jackson Ambulance. Verdon refuse transport and left with her hiking partner.

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