Lt. Bradley R. Morse
July 5, 2023
Albany, NH – Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Monday, July 3, New Hampshire Fish and Game responded to a call for assistance from an injured hiker on Mt. Chocorua in Albany. Robert Haile, age 54, of Hampton, NH, was hiking with his dog on Mt. Chocorua. He was on the Piper Trail when he fell injuring his knee. He was unable to bear weight so he waited until another hiker came by who called 911 for assistance.
NH Fish and Game Conservation Officers along with members of Lakes Region Search and Rescue (LRSAR) responded to the call for assistance. Rescuers arrived at Haile’s location at approximately 6:20 p.m. He was assessed, stabilized, and placed in a rescue litter to be carried down the Piper Trail approximately 3.4 miles. He was carried to the trailhead parking area, arriving at approximately 10:50 p.m. Haile’s daughter was at the trailhead parking area and transported him to Portsmouth Hospital for evaluation and treatment. No other details are available at this time.
Lakes Region Search and Rescue (LRSAR) is a volunteer search and rescue organization whose members work hard and donate their time in order to perform rescues across the state. Anyone can donate to LRSAR through the New Hampshire Outdoor Council at www.nhoutdoorcouncil.org. Donations are fully tax deductible. Outdoor enthusiasts are also encouraged to purchase a Hike Safe card at www.wildnh.com/safe. The card helps support Fish and Game search and rescue activities.