Sgt. Alex Lopashanski
August 25, 2023

Ossipee, NH – On Thursday, August 24, 2023, shortly before 11:30 a.m., New Hampshire Fish and Game was notified that a hiker was injured near the summit of Bayle Mountain. The hiker was Pamela Osborne, 51, of Verona, NJ. Osborne was hiking with her husband and daughter when she injured her ankle while descending from the summit. Osborne was unable to bear weight on her injury. The group placed a call for help, and along with Conservation Officers, members of Center Ossipee, West Ossipee, Madison, and Tamworth Fire Departments and Lakes Region Search and Rescue responded.

Osborne was about 1 mile from the trailhead. She was treated, placed in a litter, and carried out. Sections of the trail were very steep and required the litter to be rope lowered. The team eventually got her to a waiting ATV which transported her to an ambulance. She arrived back at the ambulance shortly after 4:00 p.m. and was taken to Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro for treatment.

Lakes Region Search and Rescue is a highly skilled volunteer search and rescue organization whose members work hard to maintain the skills and equipment necessary to carry out rescues across the state. Anyone can donate to LRSAR through the New Hampshire Outdoor Council at Donations are fully tax deductible. Outdoor enthusiasts are also encouraged to purchase a Hike Safe card at The card helps support Fish and Game search and rescue activities. For safe hiking tips and a list of essential gear, visit